Rex Pennington, 85
Rex Pennington, 85, of Wheelersburg, formerly of Magoffin county, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Salyersville, Ky. to the late Audie and Bertha Hall Pennington. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Pairlee Ward Pennington; three daughters, Daisy (Steve) Carter and Phyllis Kilgore, both of Wheelersburg; Bridget (Steve) Halley, of Flatwoods; three brothers, Willie “Bill” Pennington, of Wheelersburg, Clayton Pennington, of Minford, and Marcus Pennington, of Salyerville; one sister, Alma Nibert, of Baltimore, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Thelma Burton, Nancy Jane Pennington, Rebecca “Becky” Carpenter and Christine Melandrez. He served our county during World War II in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 577, of Portsmouth, working as a pipefitter/welder. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and skilled carver. He was a wonderful example to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was a loving partner to his wife. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with Rex Howe and Steve Halley officiating, with interment at Memorial Burial Park with military graveside rites by the James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made to www.swickbussachamberlin.com.