Aaron "Ray" Penny, 77, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
When he was asked when he was born, Ray would say the "third month, second day of 1942." He was born in Pleasant Hill to the late Aaron and Iva (Shaner) Penny.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Sandie (Fairbanks) Penny, whom he married on September 14, 1968; and his brothers, Jack, Lee, Ted, and Bud Penny.
Ray was a simple man who lived a simple life. He appreciated the small things in life, even if it was as simple as an egg sandwich. Ray worked at Fram as a tow motor driver until he retired in 2002. In his free time, it was not uncommon to find Ray at his favorite fishing spot at Lake Loramie. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially the Earnhardt racing team, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ray loved his family and spending time with them. He loved to take car rides, even if it was just across town.
Ray is survived by his children, Shelly Yoder and her husband, Jeff, of Greenville, Chris Penny and his wife, Christina, of Greenville, and Misty Penny and her boyfriend, Jerome Boston, of Winchester, Indiana; his grandchildren, Heather Fornshil and her husband, Steve, of New Madison, Ohio, Butch Yoder and Shawn Yoder, both of Greenville, Ashley Fields and her husband, Avery, of Greenville, Chelsea Howard of Greenville, Aron Penny of Winchester, and Matthew Hanish and his girlfriend, Marissa, of Greenville; his great grandchildren, Cam, Corben, Carter, SJ, Palmer, Luna, Kaden, and Kaisley; and his brother, Bill Penny and his wife, Odie, of Bradford, Ohio.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Greenville Union Cemetery with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating.
The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.
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