George Larkin Pennell (2016-11-21 15:07:48)

George Larkin Pennell, age 85, of 1130 Briarwood Lane, Boone, passed away Friday afternoon, November 18, 2016, at his home.

George was born June 26, 1931 in Watauga County, a son of the late Henry Clay Pennell and Pearl Greer Pennell. He was a retired spray painter for Vermont American in Boone, and a member of Proffitts Grove Baptist Church.

George is survived by his wife, Patsy Norris Pennell of the home; three sisters, Geneva Stinson and husband Sidney of Vero Beach, Florida, Betty Cole and husband Franklin of Vilas, and Judy Blake and husband Jack of Sunset Beach, North Carolina; two brothers, Lawrence Pennell and wife Janine of Canyon Lake, California, and Eugene Pennell of Zionville; three sisters-in-law, Bertha Norris Struzak of Strongsville, Ohio, Millie Norris Vogel of Norman, Oklahoma, and Betty Norris Leger of Quebec, Canada, and two brothers-in-law, Ronda Ray Norris of Mentor, Ohio and Frank Dee Norris of Lenoir. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Trivette.

Graveside services and burial for George Larkin Pennell will be conducted Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hopewell Community Cemetery in Boone. Officiating will be Reverend Virginia Peurifoy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Pennell family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.