In Memory

Donald Pennock, Coach, Teacher

Donald Pennock, Coach, Teacher


Donald Eugene Pennock, OHS Coach, Teacher

Donald Eugene Pennock
April 10, 1930 -- April 10, 2014

Services for Donald Eugene Pennock of Grand Prairie, will be Tuesday, April 15, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family invites friends to join them for food and sharing memories following the committal at Moore Reception Hall. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Donald passed away on his birthday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 84.
Donald was born April 10, 1930 in Syracuse, New York to Harold Pennock and Anstress Bertie Riley Pennock. He joined the United States Army January 22, 1951. He served during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged January 21, 1953. He married Corinne Gloria Vela July 20, 1952 in Alice, Texas. Mr. Pennock was an accomplished athlete. He was employed for many years as a teacher and the swim coach at Odessa High School, a job he loved. He maintained contact with many of these student until he was no longer able to email. After that he was the Director of Personnel in Edinburg, Texas and Grand Prairie, Texas. Donald was a member of St Andrew Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie and enjoyed playing golf in his spare time. 
Mr. Pennock was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Corinne Pennock of Grand Prairie, son Steve Pennock and his wife Charlotte of Alvarado, daughter Diana Ham and her husband Henry James Ham of Grand Prairie, six grandchildren; Reagan Pennock, Riley Pennock, Sara Daniel Eddy, Trevor Daniel, Erin Ham and Courtney Ham, three great-grandchildren; Vonn Trimble, Hendrix Eddy and Sylas Eddy, and one brother, Robert Pennock and his wife Holly of Albany, New York. 
Pallbearers for the service will be Reagan Pennock, Trevor Daniel, Riley Pennock, Matthew Steimle, Jeff Ceurter and Henry James Ham.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Relay For Life of Johnson County, Clebure Texas- donate to participant Steve Pennock in Memory of Donald E. Pennock