PENNY John Born Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, December 1st, 1925 died Hereford August 3rd, 2018. Artist and Art Teacher at Abenhall Secondary School (now Dene Magna) and The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School. Married to Jessie, nee Saar (deceased September 2014). Father to Alex, Charles and Richard. John Penny was Ross Regatta Secretary for many years, served as a Ross Town Councillor and as Mayor of Ross 1976 - 78. He was a Church Warden at St Mary's Ross and St John the Baptist Kings Caple. John painted throughout his life working in both oils and watercolour; which was his preferred medium. He exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy, Royal West of England Academy, Society of Marine Artists, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, New English Art Club and The Paris Salon where he was awarded Mention Honorable in 1975. He was a member of the Wye Valley Art Society exhibiting in the annual exhibition, most recently in March 2018. Dedicated father and family man; a keen sailor, gardener, cricket fan and pipe smoker. He leaves 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral Service will take place Friday, August 17th, 2.30pm at St John the Baptist, Kings Caple. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for St John the Baptist Church or Alzheimer's Society may be sent c/o Abbotsfield Funeral Directors, 1 Cantilupe Road, Ross on Wye HR9 7AN.