David Joseph Pennington

David Joseph Pennington, 69, of Grandview, MO, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. In keeping with David’s wishes, his body was cremated and a small memorial service in his honor will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Coronation of Our Lady Parish in Grandview, MO.

David was born on March 2, 1949, in Chillicothe, MO. He served in the National Guard and spent his working years as a Civil Engineer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, watching Royals baseball and Chiefs football. He also loved animals. David always had a smile on his face, was kind to everyone and cracking jokes right up to the end.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Lucille Pennington and his two brothers, Ronald and James.

David is survived by his wife Paula Pennington, his three children from his first marriage: Amy Roberts, Steve Pennington, and Julie Reedy; his three stepchildren: Kurt, Tina, and Kimberly Russell; as well as 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in David’s name to the Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145


  1. Judy Beran on September 7, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Julie, so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is very hard but I will offer prayers for him and your family. May the perpetual light shine on him.

  2. James Doetzl on September 7, 2018 at 9:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. David was such a kind neighborhood playmate groing up in Chillicothe. Always a smile, even then.

  3. Barry dowden on September 7, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Sorry for your loss kurt Russell and family. Prayers

  4. Barbara (Pennington) Anderson on September 7, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tears are streaming down my face as I am saddened to hear of David passing away. When our brother Larry passed away July 23, I still keep having to remind myself of the scripture “Be Joyful always, Pray continually, Give thanks IN all circumstances for this is God’s will for your life.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

  5. Mary Roseman on September 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Sending Loving Prayers to your family….

  6. Emily Smail on September 7, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    My condolences to Paula, Kim, and family. You guys were such a huge part of my teen years… Dave will be missed. My prayers and love to everyone!

  7. Eric Grospitch on September 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Kim thinking of you and your family.

  8. Rhonda Sandmoen on September 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Thinking of you at this time of transition Amy. Sending you all of my heartfelt love and blessings and holding you in the essence of life.

  9. Chad Thompson on September 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you and your families Amy, Steve and Julie. You will all be in our prayers.

  10. John and Valerie Krueger on September 8, 2018 at 9:46 am

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jeanne Kessler on September 8, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Kim and family, you are being lifted in love, thought, and prayer during this time and for the days ahead.

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