Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 12, 2013 11:29 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Perry C. Brenneman 75, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to the late Charles H. and Charlotte (Archibald) Brenneman. A lumberman, Perry learned the lumber trade from his father. He began Perry C. Hardwood Lumber Inc. in 1962 until 1990. He retired from Brenneman Lumber in 2005.

Perry was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Mount Zion Masonic Lodge 9 and the Moose Lodge. Perry loved to attend auctions and car shows. He restored tractors and his forever hobby was restoring his 1925 Franklin. A personable man, Perry didn’t know a stranger. As a result he enjoyed his friendships immensely.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sheri Brenneman of Mount Vernon; his granddaughters, Staci and Sandi Brenneman, who he referred to as his little sweethearts; a brother, Douglas (Patricia) Brenneman of Mount Vernon; a sister, Virginia Parsons of Hayesville, N.C.; the mother of his children, Norita Brenneman; a special friend, Kathy Gamble; and many nieces and nephews.

Perry was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa S. Brenneman.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Masonic services will be held Thursday following calling hours at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in Perry’s memory: Knox County 4-H Development Fund, P.O. Box 1268, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Mount Vernon YMCA Swim Team.

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