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4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695
Thomas  Penney

Thomas Gerald "Buddy" Penney

Wednesday, July 23rd, 1930 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Thomas Gerald “Buddy” Penney, 88, of Waco passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13, 2018. A service celebrating his life will be at 10:00 am Friday, December 21 at OakCrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, December 20 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Buddy was born to Pat and Lona Pierce Penney on July 23, 1930 in Lockesburg, Arkansas. His family moved to Bynum, TX while he was a young boy. After graduating from Bynum High School in 1949, Buddy served 4 years (1951-1954) in the Air Force.

Buddy married Linda Lou Yates on March 22, 1955. They had a 54 year full and rich marriage until Linda’s death in 2010. Buddy was a loving father to four children: Jerry Penney (deceased), Tammie Andrews, Misty Gauer and husband, Clark, and Shannon Penney and wife, Natalie. He has 10 treasured grandchildren: Lee and Ben Penney; Katrina and Trevor Andrews; Andy, Caleb, and Corrie Gauer; and Hannah, Ella and John Penney and 4 super great-grandchildren: Aveah, Donovan, Kolby and Noe.

Buddy had a very strong and quiet soul. The Penney’s were members of Speegleville Baptist Church. He retired in 1995 from General Tire and Rubber Company after 41 years. Buddy enjoyed working in his wood shop, following his beloved Texas Rangers, and making banana pudding. He could virtually make and/or repair anything.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Joe Bailey
  • Interment

    Location
    Waco Memorial Park
    Address
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Dale & Robin Evans

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We raised our children together and loved, laughed, traveled, support the boys in sports and traveled to Little League Regionals together. Tom had a wonderful personality and loved people. He will be missed, but never forgotten by anyone. We love all his family. Robin and Dale
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Daniela

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My condolences to the Penney family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth.
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