Oscar Ray Pedigo, first chief of security at John’s Island Club

Oscar Ray Pedigo died Feb. 7, 2010. He was born in Knoblick, Ky., and lived in Edmonton, coming from Vero Beach.

He worked for the Indianapolis Police Department, was a high school security chief and counselor at Arlington High School in Indiana, taught ballroom dancing with Arthur Murray Studios and was the original chief of security at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Coast Guard. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason and Shriner. He attended Purdue University, majoring in metal working, and produced original pieces at Historic Union Station in Indianapolis.

He was awarded the title of Certified Kentucky Colonel in 2007.

Survivors include his son, Michael O. Pedigo of Vero Beach; daughter, Robbie R. Friedman of Vero Beach; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Roberta Pedigo.

Condolences may be sent to his children at 2114 Sixth Ave. S.W., Vero Beach, FL 32962.

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