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1932 Richard 2024

Richard Pennington

September 4, 1932 — June 22, 2024

Richard "Dick" M. Pennington entered his eternal rest June 22, 2024, with his family by his side at The Retreat By SAAD Hospice. He was a native of New Albany, Indiana but a resident of Mobile for over sixty-five years. He was the retired Chairman of the Board of Mobile Memorial Gardens and founding partner of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, where he served as President and CEO. He was also Vice President of SCI Alabama, owner of cemeteries and funeral homes throughout the state. Prior to his career in the funeral and cemetery industry, he held executive positions in banking and industry. He held leadership positions in many civic, charitable, and community organizations. He was recognized by the Mobile Press Register with the M.O. Beale Scroll of Merit for his many works. He often expressed that civic, charitable, and community service was akin to paying back to a community that had been so very good and welcoming to him. Dick was an active member of Springhill Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder through the years. He was a 32-degree Mason and USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict as well as a member of the Mobile Country Club. Serving his term as President of Skyline Country Club, he had the privilege of dedicating a memorial flag area to Admiral Jeremiah Denton in remembrance of his time as a POW. He was an avid, life-long golfer and enjoyed traveling the world making new friends with his wife Lila, whom he was blessed to meet and marry after his wife, Harriett passed away. He often joked that he couldn't believe he had married someone with Doctor before her name and an LSU graduate.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lucille Pennington; his first wife, Harriett Pennington, and daughter, Mary Anne Pennington Givhan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lila; daughters, Pam (Phil) Taylor of Flower Mound, TX, Shelley (Steve) Baker of Fairhope, AL; his daughter in a dogsuit, Daisy; his bonus daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Mullins; sister, Pat Kreamer of Fairfax, VA; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A private family burial will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens on July 2, 2024, with a memorial service at 11:00 am at Springhill Presbyterian Church. The family would like to thank many caregivers at Frensenius Kidney Care Mobile on Old Shell Road and the Retreat Hospice by SAAD for the loving care they exhibited throughout this journey. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Springhill Presbyterian Church, Frensenius Kidney Mobile on Old Shell Road, The Retreat Hospice by SAAD or a favorite charity of choice.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Springhill Presbyterian Church

Mobile, AL 36608

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