James Lurrell Pennington, 74, of Crossett passed away on February 4, 2014 at Ashley County Medical Center.

He was an operator for Georgia Pacific in the bleach plant and retired after 48 years. He served six years in the Arkansas National Guard and was a member of South Main Baptist Church.

Mr. Pennington was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his family and watching the Razorbacks. He followed all sports but most of all he took joy in coaching his kids in Little League baseball for several years and following his grandchildren in sports. He was a wonderful husband, dad, papaw, and friend. His greatest wish was to see that all of his family accepted the Lord and Savior one day and will be missed greatly.

He was born on December 7, 1939 in Crossett and was the son of the late Coy Ed and Louise Pennington in Crossett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother, Charles Pennington, and an infant son.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Montgomery Pennington of Crossett; a daughter, Phyllis Pennington Kovar (Charles); two sons, Jamey Pennington (Julie) of Lufkin, Texas; and Scotty Pennington (Milissa) of Crossett: and a brother, Doyle “Butch” Pennington; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held February 8 at 2 p.m. at South Main Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. Lyle Hern and Bro. Jon Kovar officiating, followed by an interment at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. February 7, also at South Main Baptist Church.