Valley County, IDGenWeb Project
David Brian Pennington went home to be with his Lord on July 31, 2012.
A memorial service was held in Pomona, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012.
There will be a memorial service at the Little Salmon River Bible Church in Pollock on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. His remains will be interred privately at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
He was born July 31, 1954, in Pomona, Calif. During his 58 years on this Earth he graduated from High School in Pomona, Calif., and then he went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force during the 1970s as a crew chief on a C-130, which involved at least one trip to Spain.
After his discharge from the Air Force he was involved in commercial landscaping which evolved into tree service.
He served as the groundskeeper for White Avenue Baptist Church, which was founded in his grandmotherís home and a place that he truly loved, in the final several years of his life. He moved to Riggins, where he took care of his aging parents while he was landscaping the 12-1/2 acres of their beautiful mountain property.
David always had a smile and a friendly way about him. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, trumpet and singing. He found pleasure in growing bonsai trees and collecting and polishing rocks.
His latest venture was in grafting various trees. He loved studying the Bible and was generous in helping people.
He will be greatly missed by his family and a host of friends who loved him.
He is survived by his parents, Gene and Betty Pennington of Riggins; a sister, Vicki (David) Bishop of Pomona, Calif., a brother, Mark (Shawn) Pennington of Phoenix, Ariz.; three step-children, Paul John Pestel of Tallahassee, Florida, Terri (Sean) Dewart of Timbo, Arkansas and Danny Pestel of Mountain View, Arkansas; two step-grandchildren, Zachary and Paige Pestel of Arkansas, his Aunt Dolores Alexander of Victorville, Calif., his Uncle Fred McConnell of Corning, Calif., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
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