ROBERT HALL "BOB" VENNELL
85, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at his residence.
A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008,
at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, Huntington, with Pastor Jim Fisher and the Rev. Eugene Ramsey officiating.
He was born September 10, 1923, in Huntington, a son of the late Leon I. and Winifred Hall Vennell.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Hall Vennell Jr.; one brother, Leon Vennell; one sister, Ruth Wall and one granddaughter, Robyn Vennell.
Mr. Vennell was a member of Enslow Park Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II;
was a life member and past Quarter Master of the VFW Post 1064,
life member of the Disabled American Veterans, National Association of Letter Carriers and National Association of Federal Employees.
Bob was the first four-letterman at Huntington East High School, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track.
He was a sports enthusiast and volunteered answering phones at River Cities Tires after retirement.
He is survived by his son, Frank L. Vennell of Huntington; six grandchildren, Lisa Vennell of Seattle, Wash., Micah Baisden of Crown City, Ohio,
Jerod Brown of Lavalette, W.Va., Charity Hutchison, Garrett Morrison and Jerica Morrison, all of Chesapeake, Ohio; and one sister, Jean Coutros of Pennsylvania.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington.
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