Rev. Charles Donald Pardee was born September 30, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Donald and Concetta (Chetty) (Donati) Pardee and passed away on June 9, 2019 at the age of 64 years.
He died on the day of his 35th anniversary as a Priest.
Charles was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri on June 9, 1984.
He served in many parishes throughout the diocese, including parishes in Jefferson City, Rolla, Macon, Bevier, Boonville, Columbia, Loose Creek, Bonnots Mill, St. James and Rosati. And he served in prison ministry for several years in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Father Pardee was an excellent homilist and cyclist. He was noted for traveling to unique destinations around the globe and had traveled to all 50 states, well over 100 countries and every continent. He lived a frugal lifestyle. He grew up on a farm in Rosati (grapes and cattle) and always loved that life. Despite all his travels he always indicated he loved most the beauty of Missouri’s fields and vineyards.
He was the primary caregiver for his father, Don, and mother, Chetty, during their final years.
He wass preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Chetty Pardee.
He is survived by his brother, Mark Pardee and wife Sharon of Gulfport, Mississippi and their two children, Anthony Pardee and wife Monica of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Angela Pardee of Jacksonville, Florida; brother priests and other religious, and so many people who were part of his parish and prison ministry families in the many places he was assigned throughout central Missouri during his 35 years as a priest; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Rosati, Missouri.
Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Rosati, Missouri.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Rosati, Missouri.
Burial will be in the family plot in St. Anthony Cemetery in Rosati, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.