Walter Jerry Pennell, age 76, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab Center.

He was born June 13, 1942 in Wilkes County to Glenn and Marie Miller Pennell. Mr. Pennell was a US Air Force Veteran and a member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, basketball and spending time with his dogs, Dixie and Sophie. Mr. Pennell was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Cynthia Ray Pennell.

Surviving are his son, William G. Pennell of Navarre, Florida; daughter, JoAnn E. Dagenhart and spouse Kenneth of Corydon, Indiana; daughter, Kim Swofford of Wilkesboro, son, Chris Jarvis of Wilkesboro, daughter, Donna Coats and spouse Tony of Clayton, daughter, Missy Cayton of Raleigh, son, Don Cayton of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Jordan Dagenhart of Corydon, Indiana, Brenna Pennell and Amanda Hall both of Warner Robbins, Georgia; Morgan Swofford, Christyn Jarvis, Samantha Jarvis, and grandchildren who called him Jer-Jer, Carleigh Cayton, Ireland Cayton, Leah Cayton; great grandson, Robert Jarvis.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fishing Creek Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Saturday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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