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Roger Francis Penry

November 13, 1939 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 81)

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Roger Francis Penry, 81, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021. He was born in Columbus, Ohio November 13, 1939 to Charles Penry and Marguerite Rogers Penry. After High School, he served in the Navy before earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Wright State University and Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.  He was a Civil Servant at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, then moved to Eglin Air Force Base where he subsequently retired in 1997 and enjoyed his love of golf.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lynda McNeely Penry of Fort Walton Beach;  son John Penry and granddaughter Katelynn Penry of Beavercreek, Ohio; sister,  Patricia Onaindia of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother Charles (Diane) Penry of Little River, South Carolina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; step-children, Natalie (Chris) Klement (and children Ryan and Brandon Klement) of Springboro, Ohio and Nathan (Jessica) Bendorf (and children Nathan Jr. and Lacey Bendorf) of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Visitation will be held at Emerald Coast Funeral home at 9:00, Saturday, October 16 with the funeral service following at 10:00.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Vitas Hospice and the Memory Care Unit, The Meridian at Westwood.

Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Interment
Saturday
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Beal Memorial Cemetery
316 Beal Parkway N.W.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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