Jack Pennington

Jack J. Pennington, 92 years, a friend of many, passed away on Friday, April 12 at his home in Houston. He gave his time freely to adults, kids, and dogs and extended a big helping hand to all.
Born in Dearborn, Missouri, Jack served as a reconnaissance pilot during WWII and was awarded four bronze stars and a silver star. He worked as a petroleum geologist in New Orleans, New York, London, and finally Houston.
He is predeceased by his wife Margaret (Penny) and leaves three daughters: Sue Looney (husband Richard), Catherine Pennington (husband Sam Hilal), and Patricia Corres (husband Lucilo). His grandchildren are Scott Looney (wife Ilah Jarvis), Karen Looney, and Alan Blount (wife Anita), and his great grandchildren Penelope Lou and Oliver Jackson Blount. He is survived by his sister Esther Winn (husband Howard) of Arkansas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service at Unity of Houston, in the Pyramid, 2929 Unity Dr. on Monday April 29 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the USO.
A service for the family will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at the Houston National Cemetery Chapel, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., at 10 AM.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 18, 2013