Benjamin Walter Pennock


    Benjamin Walter Pennock of Steelville, Missouri was born December 12, 1926 in Bourbon, Missouri to Walter and Florence Jones Pennock and passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the age of 95 years, 6 months and 17 days.


    Ben grew up in Bourbon, Missouri and when he was old enough, he joined the U.S. Army. He served honorably for two years.
    On March 10, 1947 in Steelville, Missouri he married Juanita Hendrix.
    He and his wife moved to Peoria, Illinois where he was employed at Caterpillar. Eventually, they moved to Steelville, Missouri in 1968 where Ben and his family made their home.
    Ben began a logging and a cabinet building business while living in Steelville. He made many cabinets for people in the area along with furniture. He dearly loved to garden and grew some amazing vegetables. He also enjoyed reading western books and loved to watch old westerns on tv. Ben attended Steelville Assembly of God Church.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Florence Pennock; wife, Juanita Pennock; son, Bennie Joe Pennock; two brothers, Asa (Frances) Pennock and Zane (Carmaleet) Pennock; one sister, Bonnie (Woodward) Bouse; brothers-in-law, Norman Schmidt and Jim (Charlotte) Hendrix, sisters-in-law, Mildred Pennock, Dorothy (Harry) Harmon and Linda Hendrix.
    He is survived by two sons, Larry (Pam) Pennock and Rob (Susie) Pennock, all of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Yvonne Pennock of Steelville, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren with two on the way; two brothers, Paul Pennock of Peoria, Illinois and Norby (Phyllis) Pennock of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Anita Schmidt; brother-in-law, Bill (Sally) Hendrix of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Glenda Hendrix of Park Hills, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace” was played.
    Live streaming was done on Britton-Bennett Funeral Home Facebook page.
    Committal prayer and interment with full military honors by the U.S. Army were in the Keysville Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Jerry Schneider, Brandon Schneider, Corey Schneider, Matt Pennock, Ian Schneider, Asa Pennock, Roger Achurch, David Hills, Gavin Griffith and Tyler Blevins.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.