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March 01, 2024

David Herman Pennell Sr.

David Herman Pennell Sr.

David Herman Pennell Sr., 82, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2019 at his home.

David was born on Friday, November 6, 1936, in Alexander County, to the late William Arthur and Mary Lola Earp Pennell. David was a retired sawmill worker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ada Teague Pennell; five brothers, Cubby, Richard, Atwell, Claude, and Cloyd; five sisters, Melsie, Mavis, Tressie, Lela, and Maggie; his son, David H. Pennell Jr.; and stepson, Johnny Davis.

David leaves to carry on his memoiries  his daughters, Kathy Pennell of Taylorsville, and Brenda Boles and Keith Boles of Taylorsville; a sister, Betty Southard (Ramon) of Harmony; three grandchildren, Kendell Hill, Victor Boles, and Elizabeth Boles; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at their respective homes. Burial will follow in the Lands Cemetery.

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Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of David Herman Pennell Sr.

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