Mr. Colton Keith Penick

Mr. Colton Keith Penick, age 24, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on May 5, 1999 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of Trevis and Stacey (Wilson) Penick of Bennington, Indiana. Colton grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana and graduated with the class of 2016. In high school, Colton was known for his love and talent for swimming. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was an Honor Graduate of Squadron 324/Flight 116 on January 20, 2017. He pursued a career in teaching and health care, working and residing in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Colton will always be remembered for his enormous heart and deep devotion to the well-being of others as well as his love for animals. He was compassionate about working with both children and adults in need. Colton had a persistent soul for always striving to do more and was proud to make a difference in their lives. Colton left us much too soon, with many unanswered questions, but not without leaving his mark in so many lives. His departure comes as a great shock and deep wound that is greatly felt by his family and countless friends. We will all miss his wit and big, beautiful smile.

Colton will be deeply missed by his parents, Trevis and Stacey (Wilson) Penick of Bennington, IN; his sister, Meagan (Chase) Kilborn and her husband, Zack of Bennington, IN; his nephews, Masen and Zaiden Kilborn of Bennington, IN; his paternal-grandmother, June (O’Day) Edwards of East Enterprise, IN; his maternal-great-grandfather, Amie Peelman, Jr. of Lexington, KY; his aunt and uncle, April (Wilson) and Brian Mahoney of Vevay, IN; his great-aunts and great-uncles; his cousins, Bradley Wilson of Minot, ND and Lane Penick of Vevay, IN; his very special feline companion, Lamar and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandfather, Donald Alan “Donnie” Wilson; his maternal-grandmother, Linda “Winnie” (Peelman) Wilson; his paternal-grandfather, Luther Allen “Butch” Penick, Jr.; his maternal-step-grandmother, Mary Gladys (Burnett) Peelman; his maternal-step-grandmother, Nancy (McKay) Wilson and his paternal-step-grandfather, Ronald C. “Ron” Edwards.

Private Celebration of Colton’s Life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at