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Donald W Pennington Sr.

March 1, 1948 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Donald Pennington Sr. Obituary

Reflection of Life

Donald Winston Pennington Sr was born on March 1, 1948 to the late Herman E. Pennington and Eloise
Willis-Pennington in Gary, Indiana.
He graduated with honors from Roosevelt High School, Gary, Indiana in 1966. He graduated with
honors/dean’s list from Wiley College; Marshall, Texas with a B.A. in Sociology. He later attended Purdue
University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana where he received his Master’s in Education.
He worked as a Social Worker with the Department of Human Services. He became a teacher with the
Gary Community School System where he taught for 25+years. He taught Math, Spanish and Special
He was predeceased by his Grand Parents: Joseph Pennington & Commenzie Dobbins and Annie & Morris
Willis. Parents: Herman and Eloise Willis Pennington. Sisters: Audrey Matthews and Janice Pennington.
Brother: Leonard Pennington.
He is survived by: two sons Donald (Stephanie) Pennington Jr and Ronderrick (Kimberly) Pennington.
Brother: Harold (Addie) Pennington Sisters: Wilberteen Houston, Verneita (Rodney) Coffee; Indianapolis,
Indiana and Herma (Charles) Drake; Toledo, Ohio. Three Grandson: Donald Pennington III, Dylan
Pennington and Adrian Pennington. Eight nieces, six great nieces, six nephews, five great nephews and
great-great nephew. He also leaves a host of cousins and friends that loves him dearly.


Final rites have been entrusted to Cooper's Memorial Funeral Chapel of Sylvania, GA

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August 24, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coopers Memorial Funeral Chapel
1108 South Main Street
Sylvania, GA 30467

Graveside Service
August 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Kelsey Family Cemetery
Kelsey Road
Millen, GA 30442


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