John E. Penrod

John E. Penrod, age 80, of Belknap, Illinois passed away at 10:22 P.M. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Illinois.

John was born September 11,1943 in Cypress, Illinois.

John attended Vienna High School. He had retired as a loader-operator after 38 years from the Anna Rock Quarry. John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed raising cattle. He loved all of his family, he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. John was loved by all.

He survived by three sons, Jamie (Dana) Penrod of Karnak, Illinois, Johnny Penrod of Belknap, Illinois, Terry Penrod and Tammy Gearing of Vienna, Illinois; grandchildren, Jessica Penrod, Dakota Penrod and Allison Penrod, Shelby Faulkner, Mason Penrod, Madison Penrod, Brianna Penrod and Maron Penrod; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Strawhacker of Foreman, Illinois and one brother, Leon Penrod of Mount Pleasant, Illinois .

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. John E. Penrod will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Rev Gerell Cain will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Friendship Cemetery near Dongola. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Penrod, Dakota Penrod, Terry Penrod and Mason Penrod, Jimmy Womack and Cody Blankenship.

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