Eddie Dean Pennell, 69, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Eddie was born February 20, 1951, in Greenville, the son of the late Claude “Red” Pennell and Marie Ellis Pennell Reid.
He was a US Army veteran, who served in the Vietnam Era, and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. When he was young, he worked in the sawmill business as a logger. He also worked as a long haul truck driver and as a crane operator until he got his own crane business.
He loved NASCAR racing, golfing, playing pool, gardening, fishing, muscle cars, and also having a yearly competition with Pastor Eddie Jolly to see which one could grow the first and biggest tomato. He was a person that dearly loved his family.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Joe Pennell and James Pennell; sisters-in-law, Hester Pennell and Bobbi Pennell; brother-in-law, Terry Foster; niece, Paula Sherrill; and step-father, Grady Reid.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include lifetime partner, Bonnie Everidge; daughter, Maria Pennell Phillips and husband Greg; step-daughter, Debbie Richardson and husband Chris; brother, Jerry Pennell; sisters, Mae Foster, Rhonda Sherrill and Harvey, and Tammy Fortner and husband, Tommy; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Gavin Phillips, and Justin and Jonathan Bentley; longtime friend, Brother Tom Hamby and wife Glenda; and number of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard. Pastor Eddie Jolly will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Eddie Pennell Family Fund, 163 Mike Abbey Lane, 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.