Jerry D. Penwell, 80, passed away on March 9, 2019
Jerry D. Penwell, 80, passed away on March 6, 2019, in Wichita.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1938 in El Reno, Okla., the son of Homer L. and Jessie M Penwell. Jerry was united in marriage to Allene (Larcom) Penwell on Aug. 18, 1979 in Wichita. As a youngster, he learned the farrier trade from a Calvary blacksmith at Ft Reno Okla. In high school, he participated in bareback bronc riding and calf roping. He participated in team roping and team penning throughout his life. Jerry was also head rodeo coach at BCCC for a couple years. Jerry has friends and students of all ages in the rodeo arena throughout a lifetime of competing and teaching. He ran his own cow herd and helped other ranchers and cowboys day work throughout the surrounding area. Jerry was well known for his fence building and pipe pen construction throughout Butler and surrounding counties. He was a member of the AQHA, Butler County Saddle Club, the Old Timers Rodeo Association and United States Team Roping Association.
His loving family includes: his wife Allene Penwell of Beaumont; children, Jerry L. (Carla) Penwell of Cassoday, Sheryl Callies of Leon, Jim (Vicki) Penwell of Leon, Tracey (Andi) Penwell of Harper, Bill (Beth) Schafer of Rosalia, Ray Schafer of Ordway, Colo., and Jacki (Mike) Montgomery of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Lindsay ( Lucas) Littrell, Kyle (Lacy) Penwell, Anne (Cory) Conway, Nathanael Owens, Zachary (Vicki) Owens, Jay Owens, Kelli Barrett, Tyson (Mariah) Callies, Shelbi Penwell, Michael Guilliams, Cole Penwell, Jeremy Penwell, Chelsea (Chance) Boese, Devon (Jessika) Sona, Conner(Jill) Sona, and Katie Duncan; 38 great grandchildren; brother, Harvey (Butch) Penwell of Jackson, Tenn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Homer Penwell; sister, Mary Helen Penwell.
His family will gather with friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday March 8, at the Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. His funeral service led by Pastor Michael Gracy, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Beaumont Church. Internment will be in the Leon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Jerry at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.