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Obituary of Troy Pennell

Troy Pennell, 83, passed from this life to his home in heaven on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky. Troy accepted Christ as his Savior as an adult and loved his Savior with all his heart. He was very eager to be with Him and his family and friends that had gone on before him.
Troy is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Wanda Pennell, of 63 years; son, Troy Pennell; daughter, Sheila Kimes, and son-in-law Wayne Kimes; granddaughter, Adrienne Tripp and grandson-in-law Dustin Tripp; great-grandchildren, Madison Hartline and fiancé Nathaniel Ross, Logan Tripp, Alexis Tripp, and Kylie Tripp; his great-great-grandchildren, Ezekiel Tripp and soon to arrive Charles Eli Ross. He is also survived by three sisters, Cleo Bucklew, Marlene Dutton, and Bonnie Rose; and one brother, his twin, Roy Pennell (Thelma). He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Loreta Osborn and Donna Griggs (Darrell); as well as so many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Each one was very special. He also had a great host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ernest and Zelpha Pennell; brothers, Jarg Pennell and his wife, Veldene, and Glenn Pennell and his wife, Mary; his granddaughter Stormi Jo Pennell; his mother and father-in-law, Wilmetta and Charlie Jones; sister-in-law, Elladee Martin and husband, Thomas; and brothers-in-law, Larry Osborn, Randall Dutton, Roger Bucklew and Glen Rose.
Troy was a barber for many years in Champaign before moving back to the Southern Illinois, the land he loved. There was no place as special to him as Hardin County. He moved once more to Green River, Wyoming to pursue a career in the Trona mines. Once he was finished working, he was able to move back to Hardin County and refused to live anywhere else.
Troy loved to hunt and fish and roam the countryside. He had so many friends and family members who also enjoyed these things with him that he always had a wonderful time out and about. Troy had a very special smile and a twinkle in his eye that spelled mischief! Troy never met a stranger and most often would find someone he knew everywhere he went.
His favorite thing to do was to spend time with family and friends.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Adams Cemetery. Interment followed. Hardin County Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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