Michael Harold Jennelle, 66, of French St. in Pearisburg, VA departed this life Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at his home. Born in Pearisburg on January 13, 1952, he was a son of Elizabeth Williams Johnston of Pearisburg and the late Harold E Jennelle. Mike was a veteran of the U S Army and served as a medic for two tours of duty in the Viet Nam War earning several distinguished service awards including The Purple Heart. . He then worked as a security officer, and Federal Protection Service, earned a degree in Criminal Justice and later and operated his own home construction business. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
During his lifetime some activities he enjoyed were camping, fishing, hunting, and doig research on his computer. He was often seen sitting on his front porch with his beloved dog Zena at his side and friends who stopped to chat. Mike was a buddy to all and knew no strangers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother; his daughter and her fiancÚ Michaela E. Jennelle and Joshua R Snider of Pearisburg , his daughter Joyce Brookman of Lynchburg; his grandchildren Gunner J Snider, Magnolia F Snider his brothers Allan Jennelle and wife Gail of Pembroke and Robin Jennelle of Pearisburg; his sisters Theresa Jennelle of Churchill,TN and Elaine Kirk and Mark Coleman of Dublin, many neices and nephews, great neices, great nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 26, 2018, at 12:00 pm (noon) in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. Military graveside honors will follow the services in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.