Billy J. Pennington
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Billy June Pennington, age 83, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his Jackson, TN residence.
A native of Amory, MS, Billy was born on April 10, 1930, the son of the late J.C. and Minnie Fuqua Pennington. He was retired as an Engineer with the Illinois Central Railroad. He was married to Helen E. Pennington who preceded him in death in April 2000. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the United Transportation Union and West Jackson Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching football and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Bill Pennington and wife Betty of Jackson, TN; brother, L.D. Pennington and wife Christine of Dyersburg, TN; two grandchildren, Becky and Brian Pennington. He was preceded in death by seven siblings.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., today at Ridgecrest Cemetery with Rev. Lonnie Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends today from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Arrington Funeral Directors prior to the service.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be directed to West Jackson Baptist Church, 580 Oil Well Road, Jackson, TN 38305.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111; www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 West University Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
Published in The Jackson Sun on Dec. 16, 2013