Joseph M. Pannill, age 69, of Venice, Florida, passed away on June 23, 2009. He was born on September 19, 1939 in Tarrant County, Texas and moved to Venice in 1960. He owned and operated his own upholstery shop and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his best friend, Lina Pannill of Longview, Texas; children, Phillip Pannill and Jill Pannill both of Venice, Shawn Fields and John Fields both of Longview, Texas, David Terry of Texas and a sister, Gwinda McBride of Fort Worth, Texas. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be private for the family only. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas Texas, 75284-0692.