MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Penrice, 89, of Mt. Juliet.
Born July 2, 1921 in Wigton, Cumberland, England, he died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.
The perfect English gentleman with a smart and witty sense of humor, he always had a construction project underway.
Mr. Penrice was a consultant in Metallurgy for over 60 years. He worked on aircraft systems in London during World War II and was head of Research and Development with PerPro in Sharpenhoe, England for 25 years.
Mr. Penrice then became VP of Greenleaf Corp in Saegertown, PA. He was then associated with Teledyne Firth Sterling as VP and consultant for 36 years.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Esther Penrice; daughters Carolyn Newcombe, Lindsey Penrice, Beverly Leach and Sarah Burgoine; step-children Karen Horan, Wendy Brecht, Peggy Noel and Francis Scott Russell; 11 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Penrice was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Henry Penrice and Annie Smith Penrice; his first wife of 29 years Dee Penrice; siblings Lewis Penrice, Margaret Morris, Kathleen Lynch and Anne Cavie; along with step-son William O. Russell.
Pallbearers: Jim Oakes, Charles Leach, David Burgoine, Felix Leach, Scott Russell, Mike Horan, Jim Brecht, Bob Noel and Quentin Batcho. Honorary: the staffs at the Pavilion and Vanderbilt.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.