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Richard Byron Penuel, American financial planner. Certified finance planner.


Penuel, Richard Byron was born on September 13, 1932 in Watertown, Tennessee, United States. Son of Carmack Sneed and Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Penuel.


Bachelor of Science, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1956.


Data processing sales trainee, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Cincinnati, also West Lafayette, Indiana, 1958;bookkeeper, The Southwestern Company, Nashville, 1958-1960;secretary-treasurer, The Southwestern Company, Nashville, 1960-1968;vice president, secretary, treasurer, The Southwestern Company, Nashville, 1969-1973;investor, finance planner, in private practice, Nashville, 1973-1992;finance planner, in private practice, Nashville, since 1993.


  • Certified finance planner.


Member executive committee Better Business Bureau, Nashville, 1968-1971, membership chair, 1969. Board directors Junior Achievement, Nashville, 1969-1973, treasurer, 1970-1971. Board directors, treasurer, chair Martha O'Bryan Community Center, Nashville, 1974-1977.

Chair board directors Westminster School, Nashville, 1978-1979. Board directors, secretary, chair long-range planning Metropolitan Nashville Young Men’s Christian Association, 1980-1983. Chair finance committee, elder Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 1988-1990.

Trustee, treasurer Martha O'Bryan Foundation, since 1997. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member Institute Certified Finance Planners.

(membership chair 1995-1996, board directors Mid-Tennessee Society since 1995).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: basketball.


Married Ann Norris Shires, April 20, 1968 (divorced 1980). Children: William Richard, David Allen. Married Lee Smith Humphreys, October 2, 1982.

Stepchildren: Martha Humphreys Lott, Jerry Kay Humphreys Junior, Thomas Smith Humphreys.

Carmack Sneed Penuel

Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Penuel

Ann Norris Shires

Lee Smith Humphreys

William Richard Penuel

David Allen Penuel

Martha Humphreys Lott Penuel

Jerry Kay Humphreys Junior Penuel

Thomas Smith Humphreys Penuel