Brady Neil Penner was born September 10, 1976, in Weatherford to Ronald Penner and Laquita Ann (Jones) Penner and passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Iowa, having reached the age of 45 years, 10 months, and 20 days.
Brady was raised and attended school in Weatherford, graduating from Weatherford High School in 1995. From a young age, Brady knew he wanted to be a pilot. He loved anything and everything to do with flying. His passion started with building model airplanes with his dad, and he grew to learn to fly R.C. airplanes with Bob Chatigny. He earned his pilot’s license in Weatherford, taking lessons from Phil Schmidt. He had his pilot’s license before he had his driver’s license. Brady attended several colleges and universities after high school and earned his Ag Pilots certification from Sam Riggs Flying Service and crop-dusting school in the late 90s. Brady flew across the country in many states, including California, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, and Oklahoma. During the off-season, he would attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation and a Master’s Degree in Education on the same day!
In August of 2002, he met the love of his life, Mikki. At the time, he was crop dusting in Texas and was home visiting friends. He flew down to Texas and told everyone he had met the girl he was going to marry. It took a little more convincing to get her to go out with him, but by November, she agreed, and by March, they were engaged. They were married on January 4, 2003, in Oklahoma City and made their home in Weatherford. During their marriage, they lived all over Oklahoma, including Yukon, Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Waynoka, and Wyandotte, before settling back down in
Weatherford. Brady enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels, anything Smoky Bear, building hand-carved models out of balsa wood, and giving gifts to anyone and everyone! He was obsessed with his three cars, a 2014 Smart for two, a 2011 BMW 328i, and his baby, a 2009 BMW 128i.
Above all his hobbies and toys, his biggest passion was his family. He was the proudest husband and father and would have done anything to protect and provide for them, including the job that took him states away at times. He was determined to give his children a Christian education, and he loved to donate what he could to Corn Bible Academy and Western Oklahoma Christian School. In lieu of flowers, Brady would like memorials to be made to the Brady Penner Memorial Fund through the Bank of Hydro to help support his children.
Brady is survived by his wife of 19 years, Mikki Penner, of their home in Weatherford; one son, Lachlan Penner, of the home; one daughter, Isla Penner, of the home; his mother, Laquita Littlebird of Weatherford; his father, Ron Penner, and wife, Nancy of Weatherford; his mother-in-law, Vickie Haney of Edmond; father-in-law, Chuck Williams of Magnolia, Texas; and his enormously proud big sister, Allison O’Donnel and husband, Devin and their children, Emersen, Erileigh, London and Caed of Washington; sister-in-law, Candice Williams of Edmond; and bonus brother, Stephen Buddy, and wife, Kari of Foss and their son, Wyatt.