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Garner A. Pennock

Battle Creek

Garner A. Pennock, age 93, of Battle Creek, MI died Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013 at The Oaks of NorthPointe Woods, Battle Creek.

Garner, the son of Leon A. and Helen N. (Starring) Pennock, was born on the family farm at Pleasant Lake, Delton, Ml on August 5, 1919 and he was a graduate of Delton High School in 1938. In September of 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps with the 8th Air Force, which was the first Heavy Bombardment Group to arrive in England in August of 1942. He served 2-1/2 years as a Sergeant (Aircraft Technician) on the Liberator Bombers with the 93rd

Bomb Group, 329th Squadron that was known as "Ted's Flying Circus."

Garner, who served in the entire European Theater, received 2 Silver Battle Stars and 1 Bronze Battle Star for his gallantry.  After WWII, he returned to work at Eaton Manufacturing as a Supervisor. In 1953, he became a Real Estate Broker and enjoyed his profession for over 50 years. He loved the general public and wishes to thank each and every one!  Garner was a lifetime member of the Hickory Corners Lodge # 345, F & AM  and had been a member of the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors.  His pastimes were the out-of-doors, gardening and wood working.

Garner married the former Margaret M. "Marge" Hammer on October 15, 1949, in St. Joseph, MI, whom he met at the doctor's office where she was an RN and she preceded him in death on November 23, 2003. Two boys were born to the marriage, Steven T. Pennock of Bellevue, WA and Tom A. Pennock of Battle Creek. Also surviving are a cousin, one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Naomi.

As per Garner's request, a Graveside Service to celebrate his life was held on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Hickory Corners (MI) Cemetery and the Rev. Jeff Worden, Pastor of the Hickory Corners Bible Church, officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Garner's honor may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 93, Battle Creek, MI 49016. The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek was in charge of all the arrangements.  

Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Garner may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from May 26 to May 27, 2013
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