Tributes

May 10, 2012
Darren Hackett
Justin, I miss you dearly old friend. I think of you all the time and think about the old days
going fishing and just hanging out. You were a great friend and I will never forget you. I
know you are in a better place but I wish you were still here my friend. Every time that I have
keeled down at you grave I can't help but cry. I miss you Justin. May you rest in peace.

May 10, 2011
Don Johnson
Time has pasted since our GREAT LOSE we miss you nephew and as always PROUD of
YOU...Your Uncle DON

April 22, 2011
Judy Casper
Justin, I watched you graduate and yet never knew you then.  I promise you to always be
here for your wife, Christina and your son, Collin.  I have since learned so much about you
that I feel as tho I do know you now.  It is an honor to watch your son grow.  You would be
so proud to know he now wears his little soldier boots to be just like daddy.  Rest In Peace
Dear Justin.

January 30, 2010
Jennifer Ladage
Justin,
I just want to tell you that I miss you and everyday I tell your one and only son COLIN
PENROD stories about his daddy and show him pictures. Your only born son is growing
like a weed and is extremely smart and you would be so proud of him.
Love You
Jen

Veterans Day November 11, 2009
Dawn Azimi
Thank you Justin for your sacrifice so that the Iraq’s may have the opportunity to taste the
freedom that we American’s have.  If it weren’t not for soldiers like you, we Americans
would not have the freedoms that we have.  I salute all of our American soldiers, and offer
up prayers for those that are still there fighting to that the Iraq’s and other countries may
someday have the freedoms that America has.
You are not forgotten Justin, and you will never be.  How could you be forgotten?  There
are way too many people whose lives you have touched.  I know that you rest in God’s
perfect peace.  With much love Dawn.

October 20, 2009
Jon Sanderson
keep 'em cold for me bro.... i'll meet you there

July 29, 2009
Listia Lyons

I I just want everyone to know how difficult it is to lose a loved one.  I love you Jut

April 16, 2009
Tina Tuttle

On the website, there were many names listed in the memorial for Justin Penrod, who is my
son, and one person who was omitted and I am sure Justin wouldn't have wanted to ever
leave out, was his dearest friend and sister Listia Anne Lyons.....Justin as your mother you
are deeply honored and thought of today by so many who love and miss you so much.  I
would give all I had to have you back again, but I know now your struggles are over.  Till we
all meet in the air....you will be among the first I will be looking for....I love you son....Mom

August 14, 2008
SPC Richard Dumoulin
I
dear Justin, hey buddy I miss you "Dirty Duece" misses
you too, I didnt know you that well but you were and always will be a
dear friend and a great soldier in my eyes and deeply in my heart, you
will never be forgotten, I pray and hope for great and wonderful
things
to come for your family, especially your son whom which I know you
loved dearly and wouldve done anything for him. love you bro, and I
will
see you when I get to heaven. peace bro

August 6, 2008
Listia Anne Lyons
Hey bud its just a few days away and I am not sure how
to get through it.  I just wish you were here.  I miss you so much it
hurts, I dont understand.  Everyday I thank God just for another day I
wish I prayed for one more day with you.  I love you and Santina missed
you.  I hope and pray for the strength to get through this day.  Cya
soon in heaven give Emily and Grandpa a hug for me and Great Grandma and
Pa too.

May 29, 2008
DEEBY
Justin,
Today i just wanted to let you know that i was thinking of you and
your family.

March 13, 2008
Lisa Lee
Mr Justin you were such a brave person I cant hardly  believe
that you are gone. May you rest in piece. May god watch over your  family

Feb 19, 2008
Debby
WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN, TO ST. PETER I WILL SAY. ONE MORE SOLDIER
REPORTING, SIR I'VE SERVED MY TIME IN HELL. REST IN PEACE JUSTIN
U WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Feb 18, 2008
Chelsey
Thank you Justin for everything you have done for our
country. Fallen but not forgotten. God Bless u and your family

Jan 22, 2008
Tina Tuttle
Justin,  I still can't hardly believe you are not here,
it still feels like a dream I am not able to wake up from.  Each and
every day I look at your pictures and that devilish grin of yours, I
miss you more than words could ever say.  One day I won't shed anymore
tears, but my heart will still feel the sting.....I miss you son, I wish
you were here, but one day very soon, I will see you again, and I long
for that day more than ever.....until then, just so you know I have
never stopped thinking of you.....love you Jut...you will always be Jutter
butter peanut butter to me....mom

Nov 8, 2007
Listia Anne Lyons
I just want to tell the world how much I miss my
brother.  There is not a day that goes by that he is not in my thought or in
my dreams.  He has left two sons on this earth and one day he will meet
them in heaven.  I love you so much Justin I can't wait to see you.


You paid honor and showed respect, not only for your
country but to your family and friends. You gave love.

I looked forward to the day when you would return from Iraq and I could
see you holding your son.

You paid the highest price you could give and you gave it your all. My
heart is heavy. The tears flow down. Yet I know you would say. I could
hear your soft still voice. Don’t cry for me. Just remember the love
we shared and the beautiful memories.

I know you are in a better place. God Jesus loves you more than we and
yet the tears we cannot hold back as we sincerely grieve.

We love you Justin. Your friends in Christ

Tammy Bays
Thank you for your sacrifice for are freedom.   God
Bless you!!!!!!!!!
God Bless your family

Oct 4, 2007
Aunt Claire
Time is going by. I am told the pain will get easier.I
wonder when that will happen?
You are  someone I know that I am blessed to know. I am honored that
you loved me. I will make it my mission to never let you be forgotten.
I can here you say "ah aunt Claire" so clear.
I worry  I'll forget your voice.I called your cell phone last week.
It's silly but I almost left a message. Had I left a message it would have
simply said I love you sweetie ,I can't wait for you to come home." I
would have then said "Don't be a hero"
I should have known you better.
Now we share memorials with other fallen soldiers families.
Send me another butterfly. Love you Jutt Butt

Spc. Justin Owen Penrod
United States Army
KIA 11 August 2007, Iraq
Spc. Penrod was born on Dec. 18, 1982, in Danville. He married Christina Lyne Whittington on Nov.
1, 2004, in Champaign. Surviving are his wife and son, Colin Owen Penrod of Mahomet; his father
and stepmother, George and Diane Penrod of Danville; brother, Jim Penrod of Danville; one neice,
Saddie Penrod of Danville; sister, Nicole Escobedo of Oakwood; two nephews, Terry and Trae
Escobedo of Oakwood; three nieces Ty, Kyah and Ema Escobedo of Oakwood; sister, Christi Shank
of Galveston, Ind.; and nephew, Brock Shank of Galveston, Ind.; two nieces, Courtney and Megan
Shank of Galveston, Ind.; his mother, Tina Tuttle of Danville; father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Richard and Julie Whittington of Mahomet; sister-in-law, Jennifer Ladage of Mahomet; one niece,
Emmilee Ladage of Mahomet; and one nephew, Hunter Ladage of Mahomet. He was preceded in
death by his sister, Emily Penrod; and brother, Ricky Reavis.

Spc. Penrod graduated from Lincoln's Challenge Military Academy in Rantoul. He served in the
Illinois National Guard from 2000 to 2007 with the 2-130th Infantry. He was currently serving his
second tour in Iraq in the U.S. Army in B company 1-30 INF BN with the 3rd ID out of Fort Stewart,
Ga. He was a member of the VFW in Farmer City. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, barbecuing and
spending time with his family. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
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