Bobby Joe Pennington, 69, of Briar went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
A gathering to celebrate Bobby’s life was held Aug. 10, 2013, at his church, The Abundant Life Worship Center. He was laid to rest in Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park.
Bobby was born to the late Ira and Nancy Howell Pennington, April 4, 1944, in Lamesa. In 1968, Bobby met Nancy Henegar Wheeler and her four small children. They became a family on Feb. 26, 1969. He was a dedicated Christian, husband and father. He worked in the trucking industry as a skilled diesel mechanic. He enjoyed going to church, playing his guitar, singing songs about Jesus and riding his motorcycle.
Bobby was preceded in death by both his parents; twin brother, Raymond Pennington; and brother, Lonnie Pennington.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Pennington of Briar who passed away 20 days after Bobby; children, Lisa Blanchard of Fort Worth, Keith Wheeler and wife, Julie of Glen Rose, Teresa Kenney and husband, Billy of Briar, Bobby Ray Pennington and wife, Tonya of Weatherford, Belinda Pennington of Azle and Suzan (Bitty) Fields of Briar; grandchildren, Kimberly Mora of Fort Worth, Jeremy Wheeler of Agua Dulce, Amanda Meacham of Ranger, Kandi Wheeler of Dallas, Joshua Wells of Fort Worth, Matthew Morgan of DeLeon, Michael Wells of Fort Worth, Telisha Huerta of Eastland, Krysten Russell of Stephenville, Crystal Showalter of Reinshold, Pennsylvania, Courtney Pennington of Denver, Colorado, McKayla Pennington of North Richland Hills, Nicholas Sharp of Azle, Crystal Rodriguez of Fort Worth, Jensen Woolfolk of Azle, Denim Fields of Briar and Diesel Fields of Briar; 21 great-grandchildren; bother, Johnny Pennington of Olden; and sister, LaTisha Pennington of Fort Worth.
The Azle News,
Sept. 4, 2013 Edition