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James Pennell

January 20, 1937 — June 14, 2022

Hobbs

James Robert (Bob) Pennell, 85, died with loved ones at his side, on June 14, 2022, in Hobbs, NM following a series of strokes. He was born January 20, 1937, in Tom Bean, Texas, the son of Paul and Leta (Odle) Pennell.

Bob moved to Hobbs in the 1960’s, where he proceeded to build businesses including; Pennell Wrecker Service and Pennell Paint and Body, before beginning his final career as a truck-driver. Bob enjoyed seeing the country from his truck. Bob had a presence that filled the room when he walked in. All who met him surely have a story to tell. He will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, John Pennell and a sister, Jean Blanton. He is survived by his son, Bobby Pennell and wife, Judy, of Hobbs; daughter, Gina (Pennell) Hood and husband Ray, of Seguin; sister, Pauline Walker of Oklahoma; Teresa Crawford Pennell, a niece, and Johnny Pennell, a nephew, both from Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; many more nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 20, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery

2201 E Stanolind Rd, Hobbs, NM 88240

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