Born in Aiken County, SC he was a son of the late Richard Anderson Pennington and Estelle Wall Pennington. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church and since 1946 owned and operated Williston Wrecking Yard.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Widener Pennington of the home; sons, Ted (Connie) Pennington of North Augusta, Billy (Marie) Pennington of Williston; grandchildren, Austin Pennington, Brandon Pennington, Dawn Pennington, Marie Brown; sister, Mildred Huffman of Aiken; brother, Melvin Pennington of Windsor. He was preceded in death by sisters, June Newsome and Vivian Bradberry and a brother, Roy Pennington.
Folk Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.