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Walter Allen Penick

December 17, 1943 September 7, 2012
Walter Allen Penick
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Walter Allen Penick, 68, of Farmville passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. Walter was born in Petersburg, December 17, 1943 to the late Walter Macon and Mary Dillon Penick. He was a retired Rural Mail Carrier. Mr. Penick a U. S. Army veteran having served with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during his tour of duty of eleven months of combat. Walter found great joy in his family, friends, farming and the outdoors. He loved listening to bluegrass music and the sound of his beagles trailing a rabbit through the woods. Survivors include his wife, Denise Penick of Farmville, son, Kevin A. Penick and wife, Tanya of Chatham, and daughters, Joanna E. Penick of Richmond and Martha “Marty” Penick of Holly Hills, FL. Walter’s passing leaves a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to The Fisher House Foundation at the McGuire’s Veteran’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, a home for out of town families to stay while their veteran is receiving treatment.

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