Jerry Penny

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A celebration of life service to honor the life of Jerry Penny, 69, will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with the Rev. Michael Howard and the Rev. Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 this evening. Mr. Penny died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Penny of Jacksonville; a daughter, Traci Howard and her husband, Michael, of Alexandria; a son, Mike Penny and his wife, Annette, of Oxford; three sisters, Glenda Scott and her husband, Johnny, and Linda Burdette and her husband, Tommy, all of Anniston, and Janice Russell of Jacksonville; five precious grandchildren, Hannah Penny, Jacob Penny, Jordan Penny, Kelsie Howard and Zach Howard; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Nathan and Carol Hill of Jacksonville; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jacob Penny, Jordan Penny, Zach Howard, Trent Penny, Jeff Simmons, Jonathan Scott, Doug Jennings and Butch Munroe. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Littlejohn, Larry Alexander, James Green, Basil Penny and Mancel Johnson.
Mr. Penny was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Gadsden after 32 years' service. He was a deacon and member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Jacksonville and served his country in the Alabama Army National Guard. He spent 35 years traveling and singing bass with Southern gospel music groups and received several awards for his musical talent.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236-1767.
Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 5, 2012