Roger Gail Pennell, age 72 of Statesville, passed away January 23, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. He was born December 24, 1945 in Alexander County to the late Walter Hugh and Annie Mae Pearson Pennell.
Roger retired from International Paper/Uniwood Division as a lead saw operator. He was a former member of the Trinty Volunteer Fire Department, having served as a fireman and on the Board of Directors. He was also a member of Temple Baptist Church having served as a deacon and choir director.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Hugh Gene Pennell and James Grady Pennell.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Robertson Pennell of the home; a son, Rev. Leslie DeWayne Pennell and wife Angie, one daughter, Lisa Pennell Huffman and husband Daren all of Statesville. Roger is also survived by one brother, Gary Pennell and wife Teresa of Cary, NC and a sister, Barbara P. Herman and husband Larry of Taylorsville, along with three granddaughters; Ashley Brooke Pennell and fiancé Andrew Moody of Shelby, Leslie Katelynn Pennell of Statesville and Rachel Gayle Burchette of Charlotte.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church, 105 Temple Drive, Stony Point, NC. Rev. Jason Payne will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:50 pm prior to the funeral service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 105 Temple Drive, Stony Point, NC 28678 or to Trinity Volunteer Fire Department, 2997 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville, NC 28625.
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My heart goes out to each of you. I know Roger will be missed by many. Roger and Diane's marriage & life was literally one made in Heaven. " Till death do us part" wasn't just words. Knowing his pain and suffering are no more will hopefully ease the sadness and give each of you comfort.
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