Benjamin “Ben” Cary Penrose

Benjamin “Ben” Cary Penrose

Benjamin “Ben” Cary Penrose, Sr. March 13, 1950 – September 30, 2019
WENDELL – Benjamin Cary Penrose, Sr., died Monday. He was born in Shelby County, TN to the late Earl Wayne & Nora Lee Fontaine Penrose. Ben and his family were members of Bellevue Baptist Church for over 25 years. He was employed by Orgill Brothers for many years as Credit Manager and retired from Hunter Fan of Memphis as Director of Credit. After moving to North Carolina, he was Corporate Credit Manager for SVP Worldwide and later Bell & Howell. He was a fun, loving man who loved Jesus and his family. They were the light and heart of his world. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lee Penrose.
He is survived by his wife & best friend of 40 years, Vickie Bates Penrose of the home, children, Christian Wathen (Tom) of Mathews, VA, Jennifer Proctor of Mathews, Cary Penrose (Amanda) of Raleigh, NC, Pamela Penrose of Nashville, TN, siblings Linda Penrose, Bill Penrose, both of Memphis, TN, & 6 grandchildren.
The family will have a memorial gathering on Saturday in Wendell.



  • Theresa Sherman Posted October 4, 2019 9:50 am

    Our condolences to you and the family my friend

  • Lori Turner West Posted October 4, 2019 11:37 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Ben. Worked with him many years at Orgill.
    God’s blessings to his family.

  • Kimberly Hayes-Johnson Posted October 4, 2019 3:33 pm

    My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  • Kathy Collins Posted October 4, 2019 4:34 pm

    Praying for your comfort & strength during such a difficult time. Marsha & I love you very much my friend.

  • Judy Binkley Posted October 4, 2019 5:45 pm

    Dearest Vickie & Family,
    I was so very sad to hear about Ben’s passing. May God comfort and sustain you and your family.
    Love & prayers,
    Judy Binkley

  • Jeanne Newberry Posted October 5, 2019 1:01 am

    Much love and prayers to you all.

  • Scott Sturtevant Posted October 5, 2019 6:00 pm

    Karen and I are deeply saddened to hear this news! We will be in prayer for your family over these coming days.

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