Robert D. Pennington, 67, of North Vernon, was called home to the Lord on Friday, October 16, 2020, at his home.
A Catholic Burial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a burial service at St. Mary’s Cemetery and reception to follow. A visitation will be held at Sawyer-Picket Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary being conducted at 3:30 p.m.
Born on July 2, 1953, in Seymour, Robert was the son of William and Elizabeth (Pratt) Pennington.
Robert spent most of his life in North Vernon, where he was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish. Known as Rob to his friends and family, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and was a skilled craftsman. After meeting his wife Carol (Randall) in high school, they were married in November at North Vernon Methodist Church and settled in town. They are the proud parents of two children, Brandy and John. He worked for 15 years at Contel. Rob served as the Director of Operations at Cole Tech in Columbus since 2010.
Rob is survived by his wife of 47 years Carol Pennington of North Vernon; daughter, Brandy (Oscar Rodriguez) of Apex, NC and their children Oscar and Elena; son, John (Sara) of Pasadena, CA; sister of Hope, Gayle (Francis) Deppe of North Vernon; brother, Jerry (Carol) of Columbus, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth Pennington.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Michael the Archangel School at 810 High House Road in Cary, North Carolina 27513.
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