Granville "Penny" Pennypacker, Sr.
Elkton - Granville L. (Penny) Pennypacker, Sr., age 89, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018 surrounded by family.
Born in Huntington, WV on December 24, 1928, he was the son of Granville Owens and Anna Lee (Douthat) Pennypacker. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Reba (Miller) Pennypacker.
A week after Granville's 17th birthday, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served during WWII and through the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. After 22.5 years, Granville retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and began his 2nd career in banking, during which time he received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University. In 1983, he and Reba "retired" to Florida where he promptly began a 3rd career as a successful realtor and sales representative for several local builders, until permanently retiring at the age of 77.
During these retirement years in Florida, he and Reba continued their love of travel by regularly visiting many distant and exotic locations around the world. After Reba's passing in 2014, he often fondly recalled their last adventures traveling down the Yangtze River in China and riding elephants in Thailand. His only regret was that he and Reba were only able to visit 48 of the 50 US states. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a dear friend.
He is survived by his children, Peggy Mitchell (David) of Elkton, MD, Granville Pennypacker, Jr. (Joleen) of Chesapeake, VA, and Valerie Reyes (Jorge) of Bear, DE. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Edward Mitchell, Shannon Hopkins (David), Jay Reyes (Brittany), Nicole Paynter, Daniel Reyes, Julianne Pennypacker, and Jessica Creek (Joshua); and 4 great grandchildren: Reagan, Roslynn, Joshua, and James.
The family would like to express a deep appreciation to the staff at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, of Rising Sun, MD for all their loving care for "Uncle Penny"
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held at 10 am on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, Florida 34224.
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