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David Leland Penn

1939 - 2021

Hardinsburg, KY


David Leland Penn, age 81 of Hardinsburg, KY died Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Otway, Ohio on September 24, 1939, the son of the late Herbert and Demia Pridemore Penn. David retired from the Air National Guard. He served in the United States Air Force where he was a Medical Readiness supervisor. He was a very outgoing person who never met a stranger. David enjoyed traveling, nature walks and mushroom hunting. He had a dry sense of humor, but was a wonderful storyteller. David loved his family, but his grandchildren and great grandchildren held a special place in Papaw's heart. He was a member of the Eagle Clan of the Blue Creek/Shawnee tribe and was known as "Chobeka".

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Walter, daughter Anita, grandson Scott and siblings Bill, Jack, Herbie, Nadine, Mary and Amelia.

David is survived by his wife Lela Penn of Hardinsburg, KY

children: Brian (Denise) Penn of Alpena, Michigan, Howard (Melissa) Collins of Middletown, Ohio, Connie (Steven) Wolfe of Hillman, Michigan, Deirdre (Archy) Wiseman of Kettering, Ohio and Sarah (Bill) Sullivan of El Paso, Texas

14 grandchildren: Laurrie, Shelbey, Joseph, Blake, Miranda, Virginia, Becky, Bell, Grayson, Maggie, Jessie, Justi, Camaya and Kayla

11 great grandchildren

2 sisters: Timmy Gill of Columbus, Ohio and Dorothy Deitz of Ohio

In keeping with the wishes of David, the family has chosen cremation with no services.


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Messers. Kenneth Dale Penn and Brian Keith Hunt

March 28, 2021 12:07 PM

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Jean, Eric, Price and kids

March 28, 2021 11:18 AM

Our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much love and hugs.
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Brenda, Linda, and Kristen

March 27, 2021 7:41 PM

Lela, and family you are in our prayers, David was a special person always the one to speak out with a funny comment and then smile that quiet, crooked smile.  We will miss him, may God comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Bobbie Walraven

March 26, 2021 5:41 PM

Lela and family-I'm so sorry for your loss.   Prayers for peace and comfort

John Bennison

March 26, 2021 1:08 PM

David has been my good friend fir 14 years and I will miss him very much. Rest In Peace my friend. Sincerely, John mobile

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