Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dr. John Byron Pennington


PENNINGTON, Dr. John Byron Age 80 of Nashville, TN. April 27, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Kaiser Pennington; parents, Clara Gladys Reynolds Pennington and Dempsey Filmore Pennington, Sr.; and brother, Dempsey Filmore Pennington, Jr. He is survived by sons, Dr. Van and Alan Pennington; brother, James "Corky" Pennington; grandchildren, Claire, Sam, Royce and Bryce; and special friend, Kristi Sutton. Dr. Pennington worked as an engineer for NASA, working on the Saturn, Gemini, and other space missions. He later finished his Ph.D. in real estate and finance at Ohio State in 1972 and went to teach at UTN (later to merge with TSU) where he taught until the fall of 2012. Beloved father, husband, friend and mentor. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 30, 2013.


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