|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2006|
I want to Thank You ALL, that leave flowers for my Uncle. I do appreciate it more than you know. It means a lot to me to see how much you do care. GOD Bless U & yours & Thank you again.
He's my Maternal Uncle, but he saw me more as his sister ~~ He was one of 5 siblings, the eldest of 3 brothers & the 3rd born, all from the same two parents. (I'm a 6th sibling when his parents, my Maternal Grandparents, raised me since I was 6 days old & later adopted me.) Don was born on a Wednesday, 6:50 AM on the 3rd floor of his parents home, on the corner of Park Ave., off of North "D" St. in Hamilton, Ohio. He was raised & died in that same city. Time of death, on a Tuesday, 1:30 PM, at the age of 75 yrs.,8 mo.,19 days, 6 hrs. & 40 minutes. Yep, right down to the minute. (On Mon., May 18, 2082, he will be deceased, the same amount of time that God allowed him on earth.) He went to Hamilton city schools, where he enjoyed painting outdoor country scenes. He hand-painted signs for the schools he attended & a variety of businesses in town. He was in the U.S. Army for a very brief period of time. He continued to draw & sell his paintings up to 1989 to the best of my knowledge.
He married at the age of 21 to a Margaret (Sizemore), Pennington and in 19 years of marriage, before their divorce, had 5 children together, 3 girls & 2 boys of which their first two children, both daughters, Elaine (Pennington), Garrett age 50 years & Brenda Sue Pennington age 10 months, preceded him in death along with both his parents, his other 4 siblings, a 22 year old nephew, Frank Pennington, that was killed in a automobile accident in 1987, a great niece infant-3 month old Denise Sackett, a great-nephew, Timothy L. Turner, that was murdered in 1988 at age 17, a sister-in-law age 39, Geraldine "Gerry" (Sizemore), Pennington, which is the sister of his wife & the wife of his younger brother, Corbin Pennington Jr.. Also several aunts & uncles including his Uncle Carter Pennington, age 20, from an automobile accident. Carter was killed 5 years before Don was born.
As a young teen, Don was overcome by Rheumatic Fever & he became some disabled, which progressively worsened. After his dad passed away, he later lived with his mother for awhile, then moved on. He never remarried & lived alone. He had 5 grandchildren. He never drove a car again in about the last 28 yrs. of his life due to a car accident in Butler County Ohio. He was literally thrown 50 feet out of his car & landed on a roof of a house with multiple injuries & in critical condition. After a lot of therapy & a long time healing, he did a tremendous amount of walking. Besides his strong passion in art, of painting outdoor scenes, he loved to fish, sometimes with his two sons & camp out with them. He & his wife each played guitar & sang together. He & his younger brother, Corbin Jr. who played the Ukulele, would get together with friends & have music & song sessions. He loved working out & experimented in making small furniture items for the home.
He loved watching Rick Steves' traveling videos & The Antique Road Show on TV. He loved the company of his family & always welcomed them in his home. He had different jobs in his time, such as a grass-cutter in the cemetery he is now at rest in. He once had his own furniture upholstery shop next to his mother's Sewing Shop on Main St. off the corner of So. "B" St. in Hamilton, OH. He picked oranges in the state of Florida, fell partially down the tree, breaking his left leg. It was set wrong, crippling him for life. Don smoked cigarettes most of his life & as a result, succumb to emphysema. His dad Corbin Sr., was a coal-miner for 23 years, then later, when moved to Hamilton, Ohio, worked at Fisher Body factory, Leshner's ( a factory), & Beckett Paper Co. His mother, Mary "EMMA"line (KISER), Pennington, also used to work at Leshner's & later had her own restaurant on South 8th Street, across from Jefferson Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio, then later became a seamstress in the same town. His parents & siblings all went to church growing up. He liked the Holy Bible verse, PSALM 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING.~~K.J.V. ~ Bio By: Mom of Timothy L. Turner.
1930 ~ 2006
Note: In the year of our Lord, Wed./Thur., Nov. 21 & 22, 2012, the photo credits of Don's headstone & the two Greenwood Cemetery photos below it, were by his Great-Great niece, Mrs. Tia L. Craig. ~ Thank U Tia.
Plot: Section "New City" West, Row 2, Grv 47
Created by: Mom of Timothy L. Turner
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97896814