Harry Curtis “Curt” Pennington

Harry Curtis “Curt” Pennington, 81, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born October 20, 1931, in Drew County, the son of the late Charlie Pennington and Susie Wilson Pennington.

He graduated from Drew Central High School, the University of Arkansas at Monticello and continued his education at the University of Chicago. He was inducted into Drew Central High School Hall of Fame in 2009.

He began a career with Pomeroy McGowen cruising timber and then went to Vicksburg, Miss. to work with Corps of Engineers as Chief of Real Estate Division, being named Boss of Year in 1973. Later he worked for U. S. Postal Division, was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of Korea and was Church of Christ Faith.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Pennington and Charles Pennington; three sisters, Jane Harris, Yvonne May and Betty Wallis; one daughter, Tanyia Richardson; and one grandson, Kyle Ishmael.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Taylor-Pennington; one daughter, Kaye Evans and husband, Steven; granddaughter, Monica Hicks; two step-sons, Jim Taylor and wife, Karen, and Tom Taylor and wife, Cindy; one brother, Hugh Pennington; seven great grandchildren, Ryan Warnock, Alaina Warnock, Analese Warnock, Kayden Ishmael, Brooke Taylor, Matt Marascalco and Rhett Taylor.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.stephensondearman.com.

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