Everett Ray Pennington, 94, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Teays Valley Center after an extended illness.
He was born May 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late Everett and Martha Scragg Pennington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Claudine, and son, Jackie Ray Pennington.
Everett was a member of South Ruffner Freewill Baptist Church. He retired as a truck driver from Kanawha Manufacturing after 50 years of service and also worked part time for Kanawha City Land Company during that time. He then worked at Triad Engineering as a lab tech after retirement for 17 years.
Everett is survived by his daughter, Brenda Hensley and her husband, Oscar; son, Mark and his wife, Jennifer, of Charleston; sister, Ruth Pennington of Charleston; brothers, Norman Pennington and wife, Betty, and David Pennington and wife, Barbara, all of Charleston; grandchildren, Amie Dutey and husband, Jim, Erin, Megan, Hanna, Jack and John Pennington; and great-niece, Emily Surface.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Vicky Pennington.
A tribute to Everett's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Harding Funerals & Cremations. Interment will follow in Mount Alpha Cemetery, Charleston.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Pennington family.