Howell Winfred Pardue

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MIDLAND - Howell Winfred Pardue died on Apr. 28, 2018. He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, to Howell Whitfield Pardue and Helen Paulette Wyatt in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He married Nelda Jean Whitmore in Midland, on Jan. 29, 1960. The couple had two daughters Darla Suzette (Baccus) and Julie Jeree (Golden). After completing his service in the Air Force, he took a job working at Ray Geophysical, launching his career in the geophysical business. As one of the data processing pioneers in the business, he gained the respect of his peers, many of whom were highly educated, intelligent men, and received many honors from his peers in the geophysical industry. In 1976, he went to work for Dawson Geophysical, where he proudly contributed to the success of the company for 40 years. Above all though, he was a devoted family man and spent his life investing in the lives of his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howell Whitfield, Helen Paulette, and stepmother Maxine Pardue and by his brother Samuel Glen Pardue. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and his daughters Darla Baccus and Julie Golden and husband Greg and six grandchildren, Jacob Baccus and wife Kali, David Baccus and wife Melissa, Benjamin Baccus, Hallye Barnett and husband David, Trinity Golden, Cassidy Hartung and husband Josh. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, Harper Barnett, Beckett Baccus, Everly Baccus, and Sarah Baccus; sister Nanette Pierce; brother Bill Pardue of Stanton, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Darrell Edwards, Joby Fussell, Steve Jumper, Heath North, Colton Pardue and Ruston Pardue. Funeral services were at Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa, officiated by Brother Bob Bratcher and Pastor Rusty Allen of Menard Cowboy Church, May 3, interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at

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