George Penix, 69

George Penix, 69, of rural Wabash, died at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at his home.

He was born March 24, 1946, in Paintsville, Ky. to Joe and Swannee Penix.

George was a 1965 graduate of Meade Memorial High School in Williamsport, Ky. He married Brenda K. Meyer in Boone County, Ky., on Feb. 24, 1995.  He worked 35 years at GenCorp in Wabash retiring in 2001. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to auctions and garage sales. 

He is survived by his wife, Brenda K. Penix of Wabash; five children Marie (Richard) Melendez of Anderson, Russell (Tracy) Penix of Indianapolis, Michael Scott (Heather) Pennock of Westfield, Scott (Michelle) Meyer and Melissa (Greg) Hunter, both of Wabash; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Marty (Alma) Penix of Mt. Joilet, Tennessee, and Steve (Esta) Penix of Paintsville, Kentucky; and his sister, Eloise (Larry) Wright of Louisa, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 21, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Tod Masters officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for George may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 17