Jerry Lee Pennington, Sr., son of the late William Jasper and Lillie Mae Carmack Pennington, was born in Kennett, Missouri, on June 24, 1942, and passed away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis on December 12, 2015, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 18 days.
He had lived in Puxico, Missouri for many years. He had been a minister, pastoring at Walker General Baptist Church for fourteen years and at the Taylor General Baptist Church the past nineteen and a half years and was a member of the Calvary's Way Association. He had been an auctioneer and was a member of the Auctioneers Association in Missouri and Arkansas. He had a love for fishing, playing his guitar, gospel music and especially loved spending time with his family.
On March 10, 1961, he was married to Wilma Baker in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma Pennington of Puxico; one son, Jerry Lee, Jr. and Susan Pittman of Puxico, Missouri; four daughters, Belinda & William McCormick and Ella & Steve Sperino all of Puxico, Paula & Terry Hester and Mary Ashley & Justin Hockersmith all of Dexter; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill & Christine Pennington of Bloomfield, Jasper Pennington of Dexter; two sisters, Darlene Willard of Puxico and Deloris Phillips of Dexter.
Visitation will be held on Monday December 14, 2015, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.