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Charles (Chuck) was born on May 7, 1936, in San Francisco, California. He passed on November 10, 2018. Chuck was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and he was a dear friend.

He loved his family, roping, his horses, hunting, and watching football. He was always available for his many friends. Chuck was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #3 for 60 years, a PRCA Member and Gold Card holder, and an Oakdale Quarterback Club member. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Louise Pennington; and his sister, Nancy Cook. He is survived by his loving wife, Jody; children, Will (Jody) Pennington, Nancy Pennington, Tim Merzon, Trent (Spring) Merzon; grandchildren, Charles, Noelle, Amanda, Mickey, and Morgan. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Chuck made a difference in the lives of many. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of life was held in his honor on November 19, 2018, at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.

Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Nov. 21, 2018