ELKHART — Wilbur L. Pennington, 78, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, at Golden Living Center.
He was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Otway, Ohio, to the late Morton and Ollie (Jackson) Pennington.
On July 21, 1972, in Elkhart he married Carolyn J. Stickel. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, in Elkhart.
Surviving are three daughters, Gaylene (Guy) Shepherd of Elkhart, Angela Brown of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly (William) Legg of Osceola; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wanda Preston of Grover Hills, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Johnny, Ralph Jr., James, Millard, Donald, Stanley and Kenneth; two sisters, Clara and Mary; and a granddaughter, Maegan Marie.
Wilbur was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Zion Missionary Church and enjoyed bowling and spending winters in Avon Park, Fla. He worked for Taylor Products and Creation Windows.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home in Osceola. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home. Pastor Bud Granger will preside and burial will follow in Olive (West) Cemetery where military honors will be rendered.
Memorial contributions may be given to the National Kidney Foundation.