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Mack Pennington

April 8, 1950 July 13, 2018
Mack Pennington
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Mack F. Pennington, age 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, July
13, 2018 in Claremore, OK, surrounded by his loving wife, daughter and
son-in-law.
Mack was born April 8, 1950 in Crossett, AR to Millard and Maxine
(Temple) Pennington. As the youngest of six boys, he quickly earned the
title "baby brother Mack." He and his brothers grew up on a farm in
southern Arkansas where they had many adventures. While in high
school Mack was in the Civil Air Patrol and marching band. He graduated
in 1968 from Westwood High in Memphis, TN.
At age 19 he joined the Air Force and served for 20 years earning the
rank of MSgt E-7. While in the Air Force he was a command control
specialist and the primary briefer for the Commander, Headquarters
Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, LA. During his career he was stationed at
Keesler AFB, MS; Misawa AB, Japan; Randolph AFB, TX; Incirlik AB, Turkey;
Lowry AB, CO; Hickam AFB, HI; Barksdale AFB, LA. He earned several
medals, commendations and accolades over his 20 year career.
After retiring from active duty Mack attended Tyler Junior College and
the University of Texas at Tyler where he earned his Associate’s,
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He was a professor of Political Science,
History and Communications at Roger's State University in Claremore, OK
and Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK. He also coached the Tulsa
Community College debate team. During his time as their coach the
team won state, regional and national awards, and Mack was awarded
Instructor of the Year.
Mack married the love of his life and best friend, Diane Creasy on March
8, 1969 in Memphis, TN. Together they have shared over 49 wonderful
years. They have made their home in Collinsville for the past 18 years.
Mack enjoyed traveling, playing golf with all his brothers, grandson, sonin-
law, and buddies, but most of all spending time with his family making
memories that would last them a lifetime. He will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his lovely wife Diane; his
daughter, Lisa Garman and husband Scott of Owasso, OK; two
grandchildren, Rachel Garman and Matthew Garman both of Owasso, OK;
his mother, Maxine Dixon of Senatobia, MS; his five older brothers,
Robert Pennington of San Antonio, TX, Dean Pennington and wife Jeannie
of St. Hedwig, TX, Morris Pennington of Senatobia, MS, Horace
Pennington and wife Patti of La Vista, NE, Jerry Pennington and wife
Cathy of San Antonio, TX; Aunt, Betty New of Crossett, AR; Uncle, George
Rice of Vicksburg, MS; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of
friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; and half-brother, A.G.
Pennington.


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Wednesday

18

Jul

9:00 AM 7/18/2018 9:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7/18/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

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Thursday

19

Jul

9:00 AM 7/19/2018 9:00:00 AM - 4:00 PM 7/19/2018 4:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

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Thursday

19

Jul

6:00 PM 7/19/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Collinsville, OK, US
1301 W Main
Collinsville, OK 74021

First Baptist Church
Collinsville, OK, US Collinsville 74021 OK
United States

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20

Jul

3:00 PM 7/20/2018 3:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Collinsville, OK, US
1301 W Main
Collinsville, OK 74021

First Baptist Church
Collinsville, OK, US Collinsville 74021 OK
United States
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