May 4, 1931 - May 22, 2022
Grover Byron Pennington 91 passed away Sunday May 22 2022.
Byron as he went by was born May 4, 1931 to Purl Buster Pennington and Julia Gladys (Harrill) Pennington in Carthage Mo.
Bryon was raised on the family farm outside of Jasper Mo. He attend Jasper High School in
which he was a very active and proud FFA program participant and a class of 1951 graduate.
In 1954 Byron was united in marriage to long time girlfriend Sadie Ann Wood. As a couple they
became proud parents of 5 wonderful children Troy, Kim, Boyd, Layne and Mona.
Byron worked multiple jobs throughout his life from having his own milk route, working at the
Allis Chalmers factory. But his true passion was steel welding fabrication and machinist work.
He worked tirelessly doing these things and building a strong customer relationship until he
was able to do it full time.
That is when Pennington and Sons Steel Fabricators was developed in Kansas City Ks
With the hard work from Byron and his family the business grew and moved
to Parker Ks in which enable Byron to pursue his other passion as well which was farming.
In 1991 the marriage between him and Sadie was dissolved and later he went on to marry
Byron and Carol made there home in Springdale Ark. where he worked for his nephew
as a welder and fabricator. Carol passed away due cancer during this time and Byron returned
to East Lynn Mo.
Byron will be remembered as the guy who could fix anything or fabricate anything. If you were
the neighbor kid who needed a bike tire fixed he was your guy. If you were someone who
needed something welded he was the guy. He always had a story to tell.
Survivors include-Brother Denzil “Buster” Pennington/Onio), Troy (Linora & sons Jason,Aaron& Marcus) Pennington Paola Ks- Kim (Vicki,& son Jon) Pennington, Raytown Mo,
Boyd Pennington, Carthage Mo, Layne (Deanne & sons Dewayne,Brandon&Kevin) Pennington and Daughter Mona Pennington Carthage Mo – 15 great-grandchildren
He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Carol, 3 half siblings Oather, Geneva and Pearline
and sister Joan Cox
Graveside services are to be held at Fasken Cemetery Carthage,Mo on May 25 2022 @2:00pm
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