ROCK HILL – Mr. Ralph D. “Don” Penland, 86, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Rd with Dr. Ron Richardson officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30-1:30pm.  Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park on Hollis Lakes Rd.

Born in Gastonia, NC, Mr. Penland was a son of the late Fred Walker Penland and the late Gaither Victoria Holland Wright.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Fred W. Penland, Jr.; and his sisters, Alice Evalena Vaughn and Sara Ann Vokt.  He was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing with 37 years of service.  He was a man of many talents and was a mentor to his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed bowling and playing golf but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a member of Catawba Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff and his roommate, Bobby Combs, at Magnolia Manor for the loving care given to Mr. Penland.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Sara “Cleo” Jenkins Penland; his son, Fred W. Penland (Debbie) of Spartanburg; his daughter, Sheila Penland of the home; his grandsons, Jamie and Scott Penland and Michael Gossett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Penland’s name to Catawba Baptist Church, 1450 S. Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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