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James H. Pannell Jr.

• Jun 13, 2019 at 2:56 PM

APPALACHIA, VA - James H. Pannell Jr., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2019, passing peaceably at home in his sleep.

June was born March 24, 1935 in Inman, moved to Detroit, MI in 1955 and to Newark, DE in 1958, where he was employed by Chrysler Corporation, and returned home to Appalachia in 1989. June was a man of faith, and he loved bible study. He loved sports, and he rooted for his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. His main concern was always taking care of his wife and family. June was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Florence Pannell; parents, James H. Pannell, Sr. and Ruth Wallen.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son James “Rick” Pannell (Sally) of Vance, AL; daughter, Pamela Jane Ballard (Bill) of Walterboro, SC; four grandchildren, Billy Ballard (Brittani), Stephanie Ballard, Charlsie Pritchett (Ryan), and Katelyn Pannell; nine great-grandchildren, Dean, Destiney, Kaylee, Kaiden, Gracelynn, Maddux, Hagan, Cannon, and Braxley; brother, Frank Pannell of Defunic Springs, FL; sister, Patricia Davis (Paul) of Virginia Beach, VA; and Ronnie Wallen (Olga) of Appalachia, VA.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia VA. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Pastor Don Estridge and Rev. Tony Nunley officiating. Hymns will be performed by Donna Nichels and Tony Nunley. Procession will follow to American Legion Cemetery for the committal. Roy A. Green Funeral Home is serving the Pannell family.

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