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James V. Pennington, Metcalfe Co., KY, native (d. June 9, 2012)

A native of Metcalfe Co., KY, he was the patriarch of a widely known and respected family. He leaves 45 direct living descendants. He grew up in the North Metcalfe community of Center, KY, later worked at B.F. Goodrich in Southern Indiana for 40 years, moved to Campbellsville in 2001, and spent the past three years in Georgia, where he enjoyed travel, antiques, and looking for the perfect piece of chocolate pie. He was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY, and was a veteran of World War II. He will be laid to rest near the place of his birth

James V. Pennington age 92 of Campbellsville, KY, died Saturday June 9, 2012 at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange GA.

Funeral services will be 1pmCT. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Asbury-Center Cemetery. Visitation will be 6pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the funeral home.

Born in Metcalfe County he was the son of the late B.F. and Annie B, Pennington. He grew up in Center, KY and later moved to Southern Indiana were he worked at B.F Goodrich chemical plant for over 40 years. He was a Veteran of WWII and farmed raising Angus Cattle.

He moved to Campbellsville in 2001 and was a member of Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY.

He is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Karen (Edward) McGee

  • Two sons: Randall (Judy) Pennington; and Stephen (Paula) Pennington

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-six great grandchildren

  • Two great great grandchildren
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Pennington, one son Michael Pennington nine brothers and sisters.

James Pennington spent the last three years living in Georgia with his daughter traveling, antiquing, and looking for that perfect piece of chocolate pie.

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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