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Gary Pernell

Gary “Pete” Pernell, 81, of Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Riverbend House in Wheelersburg. He was born October 24, 1938 in Ironton, a son of the late Harry & Goldie Grounds, he was a retired Command Sargent Major in the U.S. Army with 40 years of service, attended Christ Community Church, and was a Mason.

He is survived by one son, Roman (Kandie) Pernell; two step-sons, Bryan Childers, Terry Ockerman; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, and one brother, Bill Pernell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Venturino Pernell on May 24, 2006; one sister, Kay Ackerman, and his grandparents, Ben & Katherine Pernell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion.  Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to

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