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James R. “Jim” Pennington, Jr.

May 30, 1955 - December 25, 2017

James R. Jim Pennington, Jr., age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away on December 25, 2017.

Born in Welch, WV on May 30, 1955, he was the son of the late Roy J. Pennington, Sr. and Susie Etta (Rose) Pennington Holmes.  He was a graduate of Delcastle Technical High School. Jim retired from the City of Newark as a parking supervisor after 36 years of dedicated service.

He enjoyed collecting comic books and movies. Jim never met a stranger and was a dear friend to all. He will be truly missed by the many lives he has touched.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Goldie Florence Pennington; brother-in- law, Jeffrey Evick; and step-father Wilbur Holmes. He is survived by his sister, Susie Evick; twin sister, Shelia Permenter (Richard); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, January 4, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A second visitation will be held the following morning from 10 am until 11 am at the funeral home where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to The Krysti Bingham Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 5577 S. DuPont Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977 or by visiting www.krysti.org

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  • My condolences to your family. I first met Jimmy as he became a regular customer in our store….Newark Newsstand (1979-1997). Rarely a day would go by that Jimmy wouldn’t stop in for a comic book, soda, or Tastykake. He ALWAYS had a smile on his face and a pleasant word. After we sold the store, I would often run into him on Main Street and we would stop to chat. He loved Newark. RIP, Jimmy

  • My prayers go out to the family. Jim was such a happy and kind person. Whenever he would see me, he would stop and chat. He will be missed. God Bless Sarah

  • I miss u so much. You were the best Uncle anyone could ever have. You taught me so much growing up. I will miss your laugh and wit most of all. Give grandma a big hug for me. Until we meet again , i love you❤ love Star

  • You will be missed by me and my family. Our five hour chat on the phone the trips to the stores Your story of your home family and youth I will miss you RIP jim