Joe E. Penrod

Joe E. Penrod

Joe E. Penrod, 83, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at his home. 

He was born on Feb. 19, 1940, in Wolf Lake, the son of Everett and Grace E. Ballance Penrod. 

He married Barbara Jean Cruse on Oct. 25, 1959. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2022.

Mr. Penrod is survived by his son, Ricky Joe (Leslie) Penrod; grandchildren Michaela (Bobby) Sizemore, Colten (Alyssa) Penrod and Mia DeHarpart; great-grandchildren Kimberly, Piper and Grayde Sizemore, Drake Penrod and Ella Helton; a sister, Patty Hinson; extended family and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Jean Penrod; a son Allen Lee Penrod; siblings Virginia Goodman, Mildred Shelton, Burle, Jimmy and Merl Penrod, Opal Sadler, Helen Dunagan and Uela Walker.

Mr. Penrod worked for many years as a truck driver with the Teamsters. He was an avid reader and enjoyed western movies. Every Sunday, you could find him cheering on his pick for that day’s NASCAR race. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Anna Cemetery, with Claude Sadler officiating. Interment immediately followed. 

Memorials can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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