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Woodrow “Jack” Franklin Penny: Whiteville

1939 – 2021

     Woodrow “Jack” Franklin Penny of the Williams Township Community, Whiteville, died Saturday, May 29, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington. He was 81.

     Jack was born Oct. 23, 1939 in Columbus County. He was the son of the late Barry Andrew Penny and Thelma Creech Penny Parker.

     He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ila Vee Nealey Penny of the home; two daughters, Vanessa Penny Stanley and husband Henry of Southport and Valerie Penny Tarte and husband Phillip of Wilmington; a brother, Jerry Wayne Parker of Whiteville; five loving grandchildren, Caleb Andrew Stanley, Elias Emerson Stanley, Isaac McKenzie Stanley, Phillip Masen Tarte, Nealey Collier Tarte.

     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Penny Tedder.

     He was a member of Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in McPherson Cemetery, Chadbourn.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service in the chapel.

     A guest register is available here.