Tony Penny passed away December 26, 2022 in Norfolk Virginia Tony was born on December 7, 1949 in New Bern North Carolina to Herbert and Leddy Penny.
Tony was a truck driver for over 35 years. His love for country music and especially Willie Nelson was how he survived the roads. Over the years Tony had two boys with Joan Penny. Then he found his forever love Marla Penny. Tony loved his garden and lawn so much, now he has been called to maintain God’s garden.
Tony is predeceased in death by his parents Herbert and Leddy Penny, his brothers Timmy, Tommy, Ted, Tucker and one sister Dorothy and his son Brian Penny(Jennifer).
Tony is survived by his wife Marla Jean Penny, brother Trent Penny (Janie), son Eric penny (Liz), stepchildren Sandra Krause (TJ), Brain Phelps (Kim),Dennis Stovall (Melissa) Kenneth Stovall (Melissa) and 2 grandchildren he raised as his own Brandon Phelps (Mariah), Jennifer Phelps including 16 other grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Plus not to mention a host of special friends and family.
A graveside service will be held at Forest lawn Cemetery on January 3, 2023 at 1 PM following is a celebration of life at Miles memorial United Methodist Church 9450 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23503 parking is on Shelby place.
Tony said “see ya in bout an hour”
Our brother Tony will truly be missed .. Our condolences to Marla Penny & Eric Penny & his family .Tony was always the life of the party gone to soon we will meet again in Heaven love & miss u, Trent & Janie Penny.
I was so very sorry to hear about Tony passing away. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
Although life took us in different directions, I will always cherish the memories we made during the years we were together. He filled our home with love and laughter, and being a part of the Penny family brought me so much joy and happiness. I am grateful for Tony being a good father to my children and for me to have had the opportunity to be a second mother to Brian and Eric. Those were very special years and were some of the best years of my life.
I’m so glad I was able to see Tony a couple of years ago at Eric’s house for Violet’s birthday party.
We shared some good laughs reminiscing of old times.
I know Tony is with the Lord now.
I can still remember the night he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour in our living room. I can picture him in Heaven now singing some of the southern gospel songs from the Gaither Homecoming videos that we used to sing together and that he loved so much.
Rest easy, Tony. You touched so many lives, and I’m so glad that I was able to be a part of your life at one time.
Prayers for Eric and the rest of the Penny family, for Marla and her family, and for Joan and her family.