Wilson DuWayne Pennington

Wilson DuWayne “Dake” Pennington, 79, passed away on July 4, 2018 at his home in the Green Hill community in Drew County.

He was born on March 13, 1939 in the New Hope community to the late Harry Pennington and Mary “Mae” Wilson Pennington.

Mr. Pennington was employed at Burlington, Inc. for many years, he was the owner and operator of Wilmar Grocery for 22 years, and an employee of Mr. Bug Pest Control.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, tending his garden and visiting his neighbors. He was a skilled carpenter, often making beautiful pieces for family and friends. Most of all, he placed his faith in Jesus Christ and lived his life as a devoted husband and father and loving grandfather.

Mr. Pennington is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Gloria Austin Pennington; sons, Mark Pennington and wife Diane and Brandy Pennington; a daughter, Karen Fuqua and husband Mark; grandchildren, Logan Fuqua and wife Maxine, Karla Pace and husband Dale, Samantha and Sarah Pennington; great-grandchildren, Emma and Dayton Pace and Kael Fuqua; brothers, Nolan Pennington and wife Aurelia, and Clyde Pennington and wife Dixie; sisters, Ann Bolin and Sherrion Adair and husband DeWayne; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 900 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR 71655 or Green Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Travis Stephenson, 204 Green Hill Rd., Wilmar, AR 71675.