Marvin "Pete" D. Pennington, 84 of Bloomington passed away at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
He was born in Bloomington on May 10, 1935 into the home of James "JG" and Lora (McClarey) Pennington. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1953 then went on to proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Cornelia "Connie" Pennington and started their loving family together. Pete worked as the owner and operator of several Shell and Marathon full service gas stations throughout Bloomington. When not at his stations he enjoyed Indy and NASCAR racing and fishing. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers over the last few years, Peggy and Linda.
Pete is survived by his daughters, Tamara "Tammy" (Darrell Rodgers) Decker and Roberta "Bobby" (James) Eller all of Bloomington; sister, Marcia (Larry) Baldwin; grandchildren, Mason Eller and April Eller and special sisters-in-law, Helen Stephenson and Barbara Pennington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Connie on April 9, 2012; brother, Robert "Bob" Pennington and his wife Betty and Phillip Pennington; and sister, Doris Rayl and her husband Bob.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with Helen Stephenson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Funeral Home.
Share condolences, memories and more with Pete's family by visiting his tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in Pete's memory to Area 10 Agency on Aging, 631 Edgewood Drive Ellettsville, IN 47429, www.area10agency.org; or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 478 South Landmark Ave., Bloomington, IN 47403, www.hearttohearthospice.com or to The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, www.parkinson.org
200 SE First Street Suite 800, Miami FL 33131
Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville IN 47429
Heart to Heart Hospice
463 South Landmark Avenue, Bloomington IN 47403