OBITUARY

John Charles Penney

July 20, 1926September 16, 2018
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John Charles Penney, age 92, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Dripping Springs, Texas. He was married to Mavis Claire Penney (Estes) for 71 years until her death on December 20, 2017.

John founded Penney Electric in Odessa, Texas in 1964, and operated the business for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, and he often shared his opinions of the players' on-field efforts. He favored old gospel hymns, and could be heard singing along with them... among his favorites was "What a Day That Will Be."

John was born on July 20, 1926, in Portsmoth, New Hampshire and raised in Freeport, Texas. He was one of 11 siblings. He is survived by his son, John Penney II (Vicki) and daughter Gail Adams (Mark), 4 Grandsons, Charley Penney (Karla), Kyle Penney (April), John Richardson (Ashley) and David Adams as well as 5 great-grandchildren Justin, Sarah, Joseph, Sadie, and Eli Penney. He is survived also by 1 brother, Roy Penney (Nancy) of Conroe, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to Hill Country Care of Dripping Springs, Texas and Hospice of Austin for their wonderful care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, family request giving in John's memory to:

Bluebonnet Auxiliary c/o Hill Country Care 1505 W. Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Or American Heart Association

Funeral Service will be held at Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Clute, Texas on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Viewing at 10:00 am and service at 11:00 am.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Charley Penney, Kyle Penney, David Adams, Justin Penney, Joseph Penney, and Eli Penney.

  • FAMILY

  • John is survived by his son, John Penney II (Vicki) and daughter Gail Adams (Mark), 4 Grandsons, Charley Penney (Karla), Kyle Penney (April), John Richardson (Ashley) and David Adams as well as 5 great-grandchildren Justin, Sarah, Joseph, Sadie, and Eli Penney. He is survived also by 1 brother, Roy Penney (Nancy) of Conroe, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charley Penney
  • Kyle Penney
  • David Adams
  • Justin Penney
  • Joseph Penney
  • Eli Penney
  • DONATIONS

  • Bluebonnet Auxiliary c/o Hill Country Care
  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Biography

John was born on July 20, 1926, in Portsmoth, New Hampshire and raised in Freeport, Texas. He was one of 11 siblings. He was married to Mavis Claire Penney (Estes) for 71 years. John founded Penney Electric in Odessa, Texas in 1964, and operated the business for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, and he often shared his opinions of the players' on-field efforts. He favored old gospel hymns, and could be heard singing along with them... among his favorites was "What a Day That Will Be."