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Obituary for William Henry Pennington

William Henry  Pennington
William Henry Pennington, 84, of Johnston City, passed away at 8:24 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

William was born February 28, 1934 in Pike County, Kentucky to Edward and Pauline (Rohrer) Pennington.

William was retired, having been a heavy Equipment operator for many years. He also retired from the United States Army having served his country honorably during the Vietnam War and was awarded two purple hearts.

William was of the Baptist faith. He attended Cornerstone Church in Marion with his family. He enjoyed driving down country roads and visiting with friends. He especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Pennington and Joyce (Nathan) Cotton of Johnston City; step son, Edward (Rebecca) Passmore of Raleigh; two grandchildren, McKenzie and William Cotton and two step-grandchildren, Gabriel and Elijah Passmore. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Pat Pennington; three sisters, Viola Pennington; Jeri Storin and Betty Phillips.

Military graveside rites will be 12:30 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2018 at Mound City National Cemetery with Alan Thompson officiating. Military honors conducted by American Legion Post #178 of Villa Ridge and members of the Illinois National Guard Military Honors Team.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

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