David Charles Pannill, 83, departed this life on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Grand Bay Convalescent Home, Mobile, ALA. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1929, he was the son of the late David and May Pannill.
David accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized. He attended church regular as long as his health was good. He was a happy, loving person that made friends wherever he went. He always had a smile on his face. David was a professional tailor making repairs on men and women garments. He always took pride in his work.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, one son, Martin (Margaret) Jackson of Sumter; one daughter, Delana Pannill of Pittsburg, PA; one brother Arthur Pannill of Mobile, ALA; two sisters, Carrie Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA and Shirley Snyder of Cave Creek, AZ; one daughter-in-law, Zuelda Williams Smith; eight grandchildren, Devin and Desmond Smith, Anthony, Josh, Martina, Terrance, Jade and Edward Jackson, Jr.; two great grandchildren, Desmonae and Zanyla Smith; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. David was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving companion, Elsie Lowery, and his son, David Smith.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 from the Grace Cathedral Ministries, 60 Oswego Highway, Sumter, with Associate Pastor Marlin J. Clemons, officiating, eulogist.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. Viewing of Remains will be from 10:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. only.
The funeral procession will leave from the Country Inns and Suites, 2491 Broad Street, Sumter at 10:30 a. m.
Floral bearers will be female of the church.
Pall bearers will be men of the church.
Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter.