|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1956|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2009|
Edward "Eddie" Panetta left this world in an instant, without suffering and with no regrets, on Friday, June 5, 2009, doing something he loved deeply: riding his motorcycle in the beautiful countryside around Lake Casitas.
He was a kind, compassionate, happy man and an extraordinarily devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, friend and true gentleman. He had tremendous personal integrity. He always thought the best of people, and he was always smiling. He loved easily and with all his heart.
He is preceded in death by his father, Horace Yarborough; his stepfather, Joseph Panetta; his father-in-law, Johnny Cash; and his mother-in-law, Vivian Distin.
He leaves an enormous hole at the center of many lives: his wife, Cindy Cash, who called him 'my rock and my angel';,his son, Adam Panetta; his twin daughters, Sara and Jessica Panetta; his stepdaughter Jessica and her husband, Christopher Hess; his grandson, Julian Hess; his brothers, Tim Panetta and Joseph (Hap) Panetta; a niece, Linsey Panetta; a nephew, Stephen Panetta; a grieving mother, Sara Anne Panetta; and a large circle of extended family and friends.
Eddie was a resident of Ventura County for only three years, but was the son-in-law of longtime Ventura resident Vivian Distin. Eddie was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on January 29, 1956, and lived in Houston, Miami, Panama and Jackson, Mississippi, where he spent much of his youth. He was the youngest boy ever named an Eagle Scout, at the age of 12. He went to college in Miami to study photography, but became a building contractor who was talented, greatly respected and much in demand. He retired upon moving to Ventura County in 2006.
"He did but dream of heaven, and he was there". We will always miss you, Eddie. We will honor you by loving each other, as you loved us.
Services will be held Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12 pm at Bible Fellowship Church on the corner of Ralston and Johnson Dr. in Ventura, CA 93003. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or The Sierra Club.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home Ventura, CA 93003, 805-642-8134.
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
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Originally Created by: Mona Hura
Record added: Jun 06, 2009
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