Funeral planned for NC dad who was running for school board seat

Joshua David Pardue in a Facebook photo.

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Funeral plans have been made for a North Carolina dad who died after a motorcycle crash south of Charlotte on the day after Christmas.

Joshua David Pardue, age 29, of Statesville was involved in a crash on Saturday morning on I-77 near exit 73 near Rock Hill, WBTV reported.

Pardue, a member of the Statesville Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, was headed to Daytona with a group of other riders when the crash happened, according to friends on social media.

Pardue, who leaves behind three young boys and a wife, was very active in the community and knew many people.  Pardue was an Eagle Scout and was assistant Scout Master for Troop 603.

Many people are expected to attend his funeral — and its been planned for a school auditorium where he gradated from high school.

In addition to being a dad and husband, Pardue recently filed to run for a spot on the Iredell County School Board, according to a Facebook page created for his run for office.

“It’s time we get conservatives on the School Board, and ones with good Christian values! And people who appreciate our hard working teachers!” he wrote on the page just 6 days before he died.

A funeral service for Pardue will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at West Iredell High School Auditorium. Family visitation will be at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and have not released information on what led up to the crash.

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