Charles "Chip" R. Penn
GRANVILLE: A memorial service celebrating the life of Charles "Chip" R. Penn, 51, of Granville will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 309 W. Broadway, Granville, Ohio.
The committal will be held prior the memorial service at 9:00 A.M. inside the chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 5600 E. Broad St, in Columbus, Ohio.
Chip, a project manager for Skanska Construction, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Arlington Care Center in Newark, Ohio.
He was born in London, OHIO (Madison County) to the late Benjamin and Roberta "Bobbi" (Wilson) Penn.
A long-time rugby player, Chip also enjoyed football and was an ardent fan of the Cleveland Browns and O.S.U. Buckeyes.
He loved to run and shared his enthusiasm for snow skiing with his children, frequenting the slopes in WV, MD, and Colorado.
Chip also traveled extensively in the US and abroad with his wife before starting their family enriching their relationship and accumulating a lifetime of memories.
A fighter to the end, Chip never complained and continued to make people laugh with his fun-loving demeanor. A kind, giving individual, he was a living testimony to the saying, "He would give the jacket off his back to a stranger". In doing so, he sustained a life-long friendship.
Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Vour (Hong) Penn of Granville, Ohio; children, Roberta "Bobbi", Benjamin, Laura Ann, and Megan all of Granville; mother and father-in-law, Heng and Young Hong of Granville, Ohio; sister, Judy (Leroy) Allen of Whitehall, Ohio; brother-in-law, David (Barbara) Hong of Virginia Beach, VA; sister-in-law, Mouy (Bob) England of Granville, OH; nieces, Monica Allen, Kayla and Jamesyn Hong; and nephews, Aiden and Noah England.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Craig; and sister, Deborah.
The family will receive friends 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at MCPEEK-HOEKSTRA FUNERAL HOME, 133 S. Prospect St., in Granville.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1137 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com
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