John Earl Pennington
November 23, 1951 - April 15, 2023
John Earl Pennington, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Born in Chester, PA on November 23, 1951, he was a son of the late John E. and Mildred (Porter) Pennington. John dedicated many years as an electrician with National Vulcanized Fiber. Following his retirement, he worked as a bus driver for Christina School District. He was also a proud longtime member of Assateague Mobile Sportfishermen’s Association. John, more than anything, cherished the memories he made with his family at their beach house and time spent on his boat.
John is survived by his loving wife, Debra List Pennington; his son, John Pennington, Jr.; daughter, Brianne Maffett (Daniel); grandchildren, Jordan Whitt, Linda Pennington, and Jacob Pennington; and 1 great-granddaughter.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Autism of Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE, 19713 or online by clicking here.