William (Bill) Thomas Penrod, 74, of Shenandoah Junction, WV, passed away on October 22, 2019 at Winchester Medical Center of coronary complications. He is survived by wife Diana; daughter Corinna, her husband Neil Stenger and daughter Wendy; grandson Christopher; Brother Ken Penrod and sister Joyce Penrod and his best pal in the world, Rudy, his German Shepherd dog. His parents, Arvilla and Kenneth, and his sister June, had passed previously.
Bill grew up in Portage, PA, graduating from Portage HS in 1963, but quickly moved to Wasington, DC area where he worked for his brother, Ken in construction and soon became a Washington DC policeman as a K9 officer with his “other-best-pal, “Prince”, serving more than 20 years.
Bill moved to Shenandoah Junction, WV where he planned to grow Christmas trees and was a fishing guide for Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimited on Lake Anna. He soon found opportunity in the real estate business. He also worked for FEMA, where he traveled the country assisting with disasters.
Bill loved fishing from his Ranger boat, with pals from his club, where he harassed bass in three states.
A family celebration of Bill’s great life is in the plans for the near future. Notes of condolences may be sent to Diana Penrod, P.O. Box 141, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442.