2018-02-22 / Obituaries


William Joseph Pennington, 81, of Jackson passed away March 6, 2018 in Chunchula.

He was born Jan. 4, 1937 to Girlie C. and Alma Lee Pennington in Tuscaloosa. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, repairing anything broken and helping his many friends and family members. He had been employed as a machinist at Boise Cascade.

Survivors include his daughter, Melissa (Terry) Hamilton; grandchildren, Brian Jackson, Austin Jackson, Melissa Jackson, Michelle (Richard Williams) Jackson; five great-grandchildren and siblings, Deborah (Wayne) Skelton and Cecil Pennington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Driskell Pennington and siblings, Helen Herron, Joyce Ishler, Carolyn Sue Taylor and Dorothy Mae Green.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 8 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home. The service will be Friday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev. William Allison officiating. Internment will be at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, 5434 Old Birmingham Highway in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Active pallbearers will be Doug Baumgartner, Brian Jackson, Austin Jackson, Paul Jackson, Tyler Cadle, Sam Hughston and Jeff Hughston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Skelton, William Starnes, Terry Hamilton, Curtis Howell, Anthony McClinton, Buster James, Donald Kellam and Randy Guy.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


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