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Fred Penny

March 21, 1930 October 9, 2021
Fred Penny
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Obituary for Fred Penny

A Celebration of Fred's Life will occur on
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at

Wood Funeral Home
5537-39 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Viewing: 9 AM
Service: 10 AM

The Obituary

Fred Penny Jr. was born on March 21, 1930 in Clayton N.C to the late Fred Penny Sr. and Rena (Sanders) Penny. He was the youngest of three siblings. His sisters, Eliza Sanders and Rena Penny, predeceased him. As a young child he was raised by his father and stepmother, Betsy Morgan Penny due to the death of his mother.

As a young boy Fred started working on his dad’s farm picking cotton and vegetables. On Sundays he would visit neighbors and family carrying a shoebox / lunchbox. They would give him a slice of cake to place in his box. He was educated in the public school system in Johnston County, N.C. where he graduated from Cooper High School in 1949. Fred received his first real job in 1949 working at Rex’s Hospital in Raleigh N.C. His next job was at Veterans’ Hospital. In 1951 he joined the Army and served for three years. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Later Fred met the love of his life Bernice Cooper and they were married on March 29, 1955. On June 3, 1955 Fred received his Professional license in barbering. His last job was at the United States Post Office. After many years of service there, he retired in 2006.

Fred accepted Christ at an early age. He was a long-time member of St. Matthew A.M.E Church, in Philadelphia, PA, where he faithfully gave his time and talent, and treasure; lending his voice in valuable service as a member of the Gospel Chorus. His favorite activity was to travel on SEPTA downtown to the Reading Terminal Market to eat or shop. He was also an active member of the Firehouse Active Adult Center where he participated in weekly computer classes.
Fred was called home suddenly to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 9, 2021. He leaves to mourn in his passing: his loving wife, Bernice Penny; his daughter, Patricia Penny Carter (Earl Carter); and his two sons, Gregory Penny and Fredrick Douglas Penny (Jenifer Powell); three grandchildren, Pamela Lynn Penny, Lauren Ashley Carter and Matthew Douglas Penny; two nieces, Rosa Penny, Glennie McCullers; one great niece Tracey Penny; one sister-in-law, Essie Plowden, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.


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to send plants or flowers,
to coordinate with one of the
following reliable local florists:..

June's Floral Design: (267) 376-7621
Overhill Flowers: (215 ) 473-1842
Simply Floral: ( 610) 622-7980

Have the florist deliver
your selection
to the funeral home no
later than 8:30 A.M.
the day of the service.

DUE TO A GLITCH IN OUR SYSTEM
PLEASE DISREGARD THE FOLLOWING
NOTATION REGARDING ANY ORDERS
INCLUDING FLOWERS, CANDLES OR
MEMORIAL TREE PLANTINGS
WITH THE TRIBUTE STORE!!!!
THANK YOU!!

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