Thomas Haughton Pardee departed this life peacefully at home on May 4, 2015, at the age of 96. He was born in Charlotte, NC, on August 12, 1918, to John Grove Pardee and Jane Haughton Pardee. He graduated from Central High School and then attended Davidson College, graduating in 1942.
He served during World War II in the U.S. Army in India engaged in malaria control efforts. Following the war, he pursued additional training in engineering and environmental science through the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, subsequently joining W.K. Dickson and Company, Consulting Engineers of Charlotte. In 1957 he became a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, serving initially in Monrovia, Liberia.
He was detailed to the U.S. State Department as an adviser to the Liberian National Health Service regarding malaria control and environmental health. Additional assignments involved living in Charlottesville, Virginia, Columbia, South Carolina, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Decatur, Alabama. Prior to retirement, he served as Program Analyst for the Indian Health Service in Rockville, Maryland. He returned to Charlotte upon retirement.
Mr. Pardee was a lifelong member of St. Peter’;s Episcopal Church where he served as Usher for many years. For a number of years he was also active with the Charlotte Engineers Club and he was a Charter Member of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. He was beloved and dear to his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Cannon Means and his sister Sarah Pardee Henderson.
He is survived by his daughter Dr. Angela Pardee, son-in-law Gary Glaze and grandchildren Iris Glaze, Reid Glaze and Lauren Glaze as well as nieces and nephews.
The service to honor his life will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at St. Peter’;s Episcopal Church. Family and friends will gather following the service. Interment will be private.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.