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Timothy Christopher Pennell

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Timothy Christopher Pennell Obituary


Memories & Candles

“I just found out about Chris' passing a couple of days ago and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I remember Chris from the Typsy Gypsy days (I was the...Read More »
1 of 69 | Posted by: Kenneth Furr - Raleigh, NC

“Chris- I only met you a few times over the years, but you always had a warm smile and a kind word. I actually feel like I knew you pretty well,...Read More »
2 of 69 | Posted by: Deanna Williams - Moravian Falls, NC

“You are loved and missed more than anything. I wish we could have had more time together. Tell Ray I said hello. I will see you again one day. Rest...Read More »
3 of 69 | Posted by: Nicholas Pennell - Moravian Falls, NC

“When Mark drove up the other day and gave me the news, I have been in a state of shock ever since. I just talked to you three weeks ago. I will...Read More »
4 of 69 | Posted by: Darrell Jones - Climax, NC

“Just wanted to extend my condolences to the family and many, many friends of Chris. When I heard of his passing, I just didn't have words. What a...Read More »
5 of 69 | Posted by: Tammy Wade Tiley

“Even though I never knew Chris, I have heard alot of good things about him. I know that he was loved very much by a very special person named Pat....Read More »
6 of 69 | Posted by: Don Moody - Yadkinville, NC

“I remember many days watching Chris, Eric and the guys paracting in the garage behind his house. Ieven had the special pleasure of opening for...Read More »
7 of 69 | Posted by: Robert Peacock - Stokesdale, NC

“I grew up in the same neighborhood with Chris & through 12 years of school together. The news of his death really stunned me. I'll always remember...Read More »
8 of 69 | Posted by: Britt Lineberger - Greensboro, NC

“I am SO Sad and heartbroken to hear of Chris's passing! We attended Jr and Senior High together. I got to see him last year- when we had a mini...Read More »
9 of 69 | Posted by: Linda (Poplin) Chilton - Liberty, NC

“Chris was always the same no matter what was on his mind, you never knew when something was bothering him or when things were'nt going good. Lots of...Read More »
10 of 69 | Posted by: Wayne Clodfelter - Greensboro, NC

“Chris, I'll will never forget the great times you, Andy & I shared at Western Sizzlin'. You encouraged us to start our own band and were quick to...Read More »
11 of 69 | Posted by: Jerry & Sherrie Carson - NC

“If the world had more people like you Chris, it would be alot better place.Rest In Peace my friend. ”
12 of 69 | Posted by: Curt Cockrell - GREENSBORO, NC

“Chris and I were close in Jr. and Senior High, I and like everyone saw the kindness that he held in his hart. The things that he would do to cheer me...Read More »
13 of 69 | Posted by: Robert Parker - Greensboro, NC

“I am in shock from the news. Chris was a friend, companion, and insparation to me in my early teens. He was a part of the first band I was ever in...Read More »
14 of 69 | Posted by: Allan Crawford - Greensboro, NC

“Nell sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prays are with you. I will always remember chris's smile and loving nature. Chris will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
15 of 69 | Posted by: Jennifer Weatherspoon - VA

“CHRIS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL GUITAR PLAYER FROM THESE PARTS. IF ONLY I COULD WATCH HIM PLAY HIS GUITAR ONE MORE TIME. THANKS...Read More »
16 of 69 | Posted by: RICHARD DAGENHART - STOKESDALE , NC

“Our prayers go out to the family and to all the lives chris touched though his music and making other musicians sound their best. You will never be...Read More »
17 of 69 | Posted by: Burton Brown - Walnut Cove, NC

“Chris your sweet smile, soulful eyes and heartwarming laugh will be missed. At 16 those eyes melted my heart and at 40 they had the same impact. ...Read More »
18 of 69 | Posted by: Dana Dyson Hughes - Kernersville, NC

“My Heart aches deeply! Chris' friendship and guitar playing are forever a part of me! Nell,I lift you and your family up in prayer. ”
19 of 69 | Posted by: Jeff Koenig - Liberty, NC

“My heart is broken tonight to learn of Chris's passing.I only saw him in passing over the past several years.But in the 70's and 80's we were...Read More »
20 of 69 | Posted by: Robbin - Greensboro, NC

“It is with great sadness that I will miss Chris. A good person I always knew him to be. I hope he is at peace. I will miss him. Jimmy ”
21 of 69 | Posted by: Jimmy Hinson - High Point, NC

“bastile rocks forever chris,eric,scott,glen,donald,terry,sonny love yaw forever! ”
22 of 69 | Posted by: terry covington - wilmington, NC

“my sincerest condolences,i was part of his band doing the sound system with eric,scott,glen and donald back in my younger years. i'm so sorry to hear...Read More »
23 of 69 | Posted by: terry covington - wilmington, NC

“Our condolences to the family. Chris will truly be missed. We all had some great times together with him back in the "Cerebus" days. He was a great...Read More »
24 of 69 | Posted by: Sonny Hutchinson/Jay Brigman - NC

“I am incredibly sad that Chris has left us so suddenly. Even from his teenage years he had the ability to make others feel special. He was one of our...Read More »
25 of 69 | Posted by: Lisa Burgess - Greensboro, NC

“What can I say, I'm still very saddened and in shock. My heart goes out to Nell and all of Chris' family. All I know is that one of our "brothers"...Read More »
26 of 69 | Posted by: Eric Burgess - Greensboro, NC

“I knew Chris more completely than anyone in this world. Before his dark last 4 years he was the best person and friend on all levels to me. No one...Read More »
27 of 69 | Posted by: John Robbins - Summerfield, NC

“Chris was a wonderful person. Although I had not seen him in several years, he will always be in my heart and will be deeply missed. ”
28 of 69 | Posted by: Janet Andrews Bohmuller - Newport, NC

“Words cannot comprehend how sad chris' untimely departure has affected the ones that new him well, his contagious smile could move mountains and make...Read More »
29 of 69 | Posted by: Kenny Kallam - Greensboro, NC

“Chris, there are a lot of people that are going to miss you. I am glad to have had the opportunity to be your friend. ”
30 of 69 | Posted by: Andy Hutchinson - Asheboro, NC

“Chris(kiss), I will miss that smile that made you fill good and you knew you were glad to see us. Like Pat we will always have the memories from our...Read More »
31 of 69 | Posted by: melissa ballard richburg - NC

“I met Chris 3yrs ago on a date. The moment we saw each other we both felt something and knew we wanted more. I put my arms around him on the back...Read More »
32 of 69 | Posted by: Michelle Reid - Kernersville, NC

“Nell I love you,and I pray for you.But I know only time can ease the pain.As time passes I only hope that knowing that I will always care for you in...Read More »
33 of 69 | Posted by: Mittch Compton - High Point, NC

“so sorry for your loss ! played with chris in the band Cerebus 85/86/87, he was a wonderful person! ”
34 of 69 | Posted by: joby barker - NC

“Ms. Pennell I am so sorry for your loss. Chris, Eric and I had so much fun jamming together in high school up in your garage and other events. As...Read More »
35 of 69 | Posted by: Shawn Post - NC

“I am sorry to hear about his untimely death. He will be missed. ”
36 of 69 | Posted by: Pam Harden - Jamestown, NC

“Nell, Rex, Gary, Patsy and Randy So sorry to hear the sad news about Chris. I will always treasure all the fun times we had at Aunt Gradies when we...Read More »
37 of 69 | Posted by: Becky Kanish - Ford City, PA

“Nell,so sorry to here of Cris my heart &prayers go out to you God be near you& family,Love and prayers,Brenda ,Kathy's sister North Wilkesboro ,NC ”
38 of 69 | Posted by: Brenda Bunn - North Wilkesboro, NC

“CHRIS PENNELL WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.ALL OF MY FAMILY LOVED HIM.HIS FRIENDLY GENTLE SMILE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.MAY GODS LOVE COMFORT HIM...Read More »
39 of 69 | Posted by: JOHNMCGEE - MARTINSVILLE, VA

“The journey through life is way too fast, I am thankful to have shared a small part of it with you my brother. I will remember you and the memories...Read More »
40 of 69 | Posted by: Brian Andrews - Pleasant Garden, NC

“my heart goes out to chris's family and friends. he was my friend and took the time to help me play guitar God bless eric scott andy joby chris...Read More »
41 of 69 | Posted by: warren tiny deatherage - NC

“To My Cousin Chris How I wish we could rewind time and be together as children. What happy memories we made playing together at our homes and at...Read More »
42 of 69 | Posted by: Pat Hunt - Sophia, NC

“The world is a lesser place without Chris. I have many fond memories. His smile was unforgetable. Every time I see a Flying V guitar I think of Chris...Read More »
43 of 69 | Posted by: Bruce Drake - Greensboro, NC

“My life is truly blessed to have known such a kind, gentle soul like Chris. He was always the guy you wanted to hang around with and just enjoy his...Read More »
44 of 69 | Posted by: Brian Dagenhart - Winston Salem, NC

“Chris will be missed very much. I loved the boy.I was closer to Chris more than my own brothers. His smile went a long way.He was my best friend...Read More »
45 of 69 | Posted by: Mark McGee - Randleman, NC

“My heart and prayers go out to the family and many friends of Chris. Chris was a one of a kind man. I always loved his smile, which he had on his...Read More »
46 of 69 | Posted by: Jean Clodfelter - Randleman, NC

“Chris is one of those people you could never forget,that smile and laugh.he was one of a kind.it has ben awhile since I have seen chris but he was...Read More »
47 of 69 | Posted by: glynn sharon - madison, NC

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Chris. He was a longtime friend and musical mentor. He will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Chris. ”
48 of 69 | Posted by: David Newnam - Climax, NC

“Chris was a treasured friend. It's an honor to say that. ”
49 of 69 | Posted by: Dave Kindred - Greensboro, NC

“Chris was THE sweetest soul any of us ever knew, just simply the best. this breaks everyones heart that ever knew him...will love you always buddy...Read More »
50 of 69 | Posted by: Scott Board - Sopiha, NC

“Chris you will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. ”
51 of 69 | Posted by: Donna Adkins - Randleman, NC

“I will always remember that beautiful smile and laugh. I know you are in the arms of our Heavenly Father. You will be missed! Love you and until we...Read More »
52 of 69 | Posted by: Annette Tolbert - Greensboro, NC

“Dear Nell, Rex, Gary, Patsy, & Randy I'm so sorry to hear about Chris. My heart is broken. I loved him very much! He was my first Great-Nephew. ...Read More »
53 of 69 | Posted by: Ruby Miller - McGrann, PA

“The kindest soul we've ever known and such a good friend to so many. I'll never forget how our dog would try to jump in your car after a visit. She...Read More »
54 of 69 | Posted by: Leslie & John Robbins - NC

“i will miss your smile forever.the world was a better place with you around.if there's a rock & roll heaven,you are on lead guitar!!!!!!!!!R.I.P. ”
55 of 69 | Posted by: ratt flynt - Greensboro, NC

“So shocked and sorry to hear of this.I didn't know Chris very well, but I do remember him being a kind, gentle and warm person. He was also very...Read More »
56 of 69 | Posted by: Victoria P Ward - Greensboro, NC

“there aren't enough words to express my sorrow in your passing. imagining a world without you in it, is hard. you will forever remain in all our...Read More »
57 of 69 | Posted by: Kande Dixon - Wilmington, NC

“U will be missed Chris!! Always smiling and just being a good guy! ”
58 of 69 | Posted by: Eddie LeClair - Atlanta, GA

“I Loved Chris like a brother, and can't express my sadness. I will look back at all the reasons I loved him so much to get me through this. Just...Read More »
59 of 69 | Posted by: Tim Norton - High Point, NC

“I worked with Chris at JUMC on the Sound Systems. He was a joy to work with and he taught me a lot about our systems. I have missed his interaction...Read More »
60 of 69 | Posted by: Mike Rook - Greensboro, NC

“If you knew Chris, then you knew a true friend. We will all miss you buddy. Love you brother. ”
61 of 69 | Posted by: Donald Dyson - Randleman, NC

“CP: Tom and I and my family will miss you more than you will ever know....I hope you are at peace now ”
62 of 69 | Posted by: Mary Dator - Greensboro, NC

“"And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more...Read More »
63 of 69 | Posted by: Gail Greenia - Chesapeake, VA

“Chris was always one of my favorite people in the world. A funloving, kind, giving and loving soul that brought an instant smile to my face whenever...Read More »
64 of 69 | Posted by: Danny Reid Carter - Nashville, TN

“I was Chris's friend for many years.. I will always remember him as a kind and giving person, always with a smile... I wish him all the best on his...Read More »
65 of 69 | Posted by: Tim Carter - Nashville, TN

“We shared a bond that could never be forgotten. The thought of your smile still warms my heart. May you now have the peace for which you so desired. ...Read More »
66 of 69 | Posted by: Melody Proffitt - Summerfield, NC

“I'm very saddened to here of Chris' untimely death. He was a good friend and always had a smile to give! Truly wish I could have spoken to him again...Read More »
67 of 69 | Posted by: Wayne Cole - Asheboro, NC

“I'm Ronnie from Musicians' Supply in High Point. I knew Chris quite well. Although words can't lessen grief, he will be cared for. ”
68 of 69 | Posted by: Ronnie Westmoreland - high point, NC

“Chris was the best friend anyone could have asked for. I will never forget him and always miss him. ”
69 of 69 | Posted by: Andy Huffine - Asheboro, NC


Mr. Timothy Christopher Pennell, age 46, of Climax, NC died Monday, April 12, 2010 at Moses Cone Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday 2:00 PM, April 16, 2010 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Joey Moore officiating. Burial will be in Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 12 until 2 prior to the services at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Mr. Pennell was born June 4, 1963 in Guilford County to Ray and Nell Wyatt Pennell. He was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Pennell. He is survived by: his mother and step father, Nell and Harold Gunn of Vineland, NJ; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Pennell and Wyatt families in Wilkes County.

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