Gary Penney

February 14, 1941 ‒ February 11, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

Gary Penney passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was 3 days shy of his 78th birthday.

Gary was born Valentine’s Day 1941 in Mansfield to parents Charles & Catherine (Beal) Penney. After graduating Mansfield Senior with the class of 1959, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy Seebees. A beautiful young lady named Penelope Patch caught his eye and the pair married on December 2, 1988.

Gary worked as a model builder with Gorman Rupp for over 33 years before retiring. He was a member of American Legion post #16 and was a huge Cleveland sports fan always cheering on the Browns and Indians.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Penny Penney of Lexington; children Russell Penney of Columbus, Eric (Kerri) Schmid of Gambier, Margo (Mark) Gupton of Jacksonville, FL, and Brian Schmid of Cocolalla, ID; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Miriam Penney of Mansfield.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles Penney, Jr.

Although no public service will be held in Gary’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Penney family.

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