April 01, 2020

Robert “Bob” Doughton Pennell

Robert “Bob” Doughton Pennell

Robert “Bob” Doughton Pennell, 93, of Marsh Patterson Lane, Hiddenite, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Accordius Health Nursing Home in Statesville.

Robert was born June 30, 1926, in Alexander County, the son of the late Grover Pennell and Mary Thomas Pennell.

He was a US Navy veteran, who had served during WW II. Bob had worked for Broyhill Furniture and was a furniture craftsman by trade. He enjoyed farming and gardening. He  was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Stony Point.

Including his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia, and an infant son; two sisters and four brothers; and two step-children, John Clay Burgess and Juanita Burgess Worth.

Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his wife of 53 years, Lillie Blankenship Pennell; a son, Rick Pennell and wife Cindy of Troutman; a daughter, Denise Fountain and husband Wendell of Vero Beach, Florida; a step-son, Ricky Burgess and wife Sharon; a step-daughter, Teresa High and husband Michael of Hiddenite; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Rev. Wes Hammer will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Tabernacle Baptist Church @ 191 Sipe Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Pennell Family.

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