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William Andrew Penuel

October 3, 1932 — November 5, 2021

William Andrew Penuel

William Andrew (“Bill”) Penuel, Sr, of Rockingham, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 5 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.


He was born October 3, 1932, son of the late William R. and Thelma P. Penuel. After graduating from East Carolina University, he joined the US Navy, and upon discharge, worked in the North Carolina school system as a teacher and administrator. In later years, he was self-employed. He was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Rockingham where he taught Sunday School and was a Deacon. He enjoyed woodworking, could fix anything, and was a master storyteller.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Penuel.


Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Hartgrove Penuel, of the home. Also surviving are his sons, William Andrew Penuel, Jr and wife Lauren of Northport, AL; Christopher Thomas Penuel, and wife Paulette of Taylors, SC; grandchildren Makenna and Nathan Penuel of Taylors, SC, and Carter and Grayson Penuel of Northport, AL. Also surviving is his faithful furry companion, Jacob, of the home.


A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham. The family will receive friends following the service.


Carter Funeral home of Rockingham is serving the Penuel Family.

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