September 21, 1923 – July 16, 2019
Chief Frederick Eugene Pennell Sr., age 95, entered into eternal rest in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 in Moncks Corner, SC. A native of Logan, Ohio he was the son of Frank and Mary Pennell. "Fearless Fred" was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII, he rose to the rank of Chief Electrician, and later retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the Advent Lutheran Church in Rutherfordton, NC.
He was predeceased by his parents, six sisters, six brothers, and his wife Audrey Jean Mowery Pennell. His brother, Pete Pennell (Wife-Joyce) of Hilliard, OH are still alive.
Fred left behind his two sons and two daughters. Frederick "Butch" Eugene Pennell Jr. of Marion, NC, Toni Lee Pennell Labrie (Husband- Rich) of Giltner, NE, Michael Dale Pennell (Wife- Brenda) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Debra Ann Pennell Harris (Husband- Jim) of Hermiston, OR.
Fred left behind 11 grandchildren. David Labrie (Wife-Tracy) of Lincoln, NE, Richie Labrie (Wife-Olga) of Houston, TX, Jesse Labrie of Grand Island, NE, Sarah Labrie Follett (Husband- Joshua) of York, NE, Lori Labrie Inman (Husband-Drew) of Fulshear, TX, Jason Labrie (Fiance'- Cheri) of Aurora, NE, Jeremey Labrie (Wife-Sara) of Aurora, NE, Sonia Pennell of Hanahan, SC, Brian Pennell (Wife-Crystal) of Moncks Corner, SC, Tracy Harris Sipp of Hermiston, OR, and Christie Harris of Tampa, FL.
Fred left behind 23 great-grand children: Jordan, Jamion, Tasha Labrie Flawson (Husband-Seth), Preston, Ayla, Ayva, Josiah, Elijah, Ezekiel "Zeke", Tirzah, Austin, Kyrstin, Keely, Cheyanne, Cierra, Cooper, Cayl, Camden, Sutton, Shyla, Faith, Brianna, Jake, Nick, Brody, and Tyler.
Fred also left behind 3 Great Great Grandchildren: Daniel, Jayden, and Addison.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 12 noon. It will be in the chapel and then graveside at Carolina Memorial Gardens, located at 7113 Rivers Ave in North Charleston, SC 29406. Pastor Ron Dillon from Highland Park Baptist Church in Hanahan, SC will be officiating.
Flowers will be accepted.
- Funeral Service at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel Monday, July 22, 2019
July 20, 2019
To all the Pennells,
I am very sad to hear about Mr. Pennell's passing but glad he is no longer suffering. I have so many fond memories of him. He was a great person. I will be with you in spirit at the funeral on Monday.
July 19, 2019
To the Pennell Family,
On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Frederick’s passing. We grieve with you on the death of your loved one and our shipmate. The SUBVETS will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Frederick, who earned his 'fish' when he qualified on USS CERO SS-225 during World War II, will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin”, a member of our Greatest Generation, and a great Patriot. BRAVO ZULU SHIPMATE!!
EMC(SS) Frederick Pennell
US Navy WWII Submarine Veteran Retired
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, MTCM(SS) USN Ret.
July 19, 2019
I am so thankful that Faith and I had the privilege of getting to know you so well over the past 6 years. I loved spending time with you. We had so much fun shopping, going to church, going to holiday events, and dinners.
I will miss listening to your stories of growing up in Logan, attending school in a one room school house, waling through snow drifts up to your shoulders, riding horses, working in the fields, all of the WWII stories you were willing to share, and listening to stories of the adventures with Grandma and the kids.
I am going to miss you a whole lot, but I know that you are no longer in pain. I am so happy that you are in Heaven with Jesus. I know you are happy to see Grandma Jean, your parents, and your brothers and sisters.
Our great hope is knowing that one day we will be with you and our other loved ones, thanks to Jesus.
Until then, our love always, Sonia & Faith Pennell