Robert Lee Pennington, Sr.

Born: Sun., Jul. 14, 1929
Died: Fri., Mar. 15, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

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Robert Lee Pennington, Sr., age 89, of Radford, Virginia, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 15, 2019.  He was born on July 14, 1929, in Konnarock, Virginia, to the late Phoebe Blevins Pennington Hoosier and Carl Pennington.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving stepfather, Charlie Ray Hoosier, who raised him, and a brother, Carley Gene Pennington (Betty).  As a young man, his first job was with Burlington Industries running a sewing machine.  From there he learned the trade of building and obtained his Class A Contractors license.  As a contractor he built both commercial and residential buildings across the states of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington DC.  Some of the more notable buildings he supervised construction on include a large addition to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech, the Student Building at University of Virginia at Wise, Virginia, bank buildings located in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Floyd, Virginia.  When he stopped working on large projects, he started investing in properties and became a landlord in the City of Radford and Pulaski County. Throughout his life he held a great love for music.  He was a self -taught musician.  He played the guitar, fiddle, banjo, keyboard, and harmonica, and sang bluegrass and country songs.  He played music regularly at Floyd, Narrows, Blacksburg and Damascus, Virginia.  Each summer one of his favorite places to go to play music and enjoy friends was on Big Reed Island Creek.    He loved his country and was proud of his family.  He was a founding member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lillydell, Virginia, where he served as a trustee, deacon and song leader.   He was ordained by the church and held services in absence of the pastor.  Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Patricia Lindsey (Allan) of Hendersonville, NC, Bobby Pennington, Jr., (Vicky) of Chesterfield, Virginia and Donna Kirk of Roanoke, Virginia.  His brothers, Scott Hoosier of Winter Haven, Florida, Cecil Hoosier (Della) of Amissville, Virginia,  Roy Eugene Hoosier (Eva), Roanoke, Virginia sister Minnie Carol Hoosier Hayes (Tom) of Lillydell, Virginia, nine grandchildren, thirteen great- grandchildren, one great- great- grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 12:00-2:00 at Seagle Funeral Home.  Funeral service will follow at 2:00.  Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Virginia.  Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make a memorial contribution to Joy Ranch, A Home for Children, P. O. Box 727, Hillsville, Virginia 24343-0727. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at  The family of Robert Lee Pennington, Sr., has entrusted his services to Seagle Funeral Home, 415 North Jefferson Avenue, Pulaski, Virginia 24301.

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Emma Bowers
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Staff at Simpsonville Rehabilitation.

Ken, We are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers. -Your co-workers at Simpsonville Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center

   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
We are so sorry for the passing of Mr. Pennington. Our prayers are with the Lindsey family and all Mr. Pennington's other children and relatives. May God Bless.

Erma Penland, Frank Harrison, and Members of Oak Grove Christian Church in Arden, NC

Katrina Hodge
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
This was the greatest man I have ever known!! He had a heart bigger than anything amd would help anyone! May he Rest In Peace. And mau GOD heal the family over this loss. He is flying with the angels now.

Elmore Frank Brown Jr
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Sorry about Robert passed away. God be with his family. We will missed him.

Vince E. Guadarrama
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Uncle Robert will be missed. His love of music and infectious smile is what we will miss most. We so enjoyed playing and singing along with him, especially at the Hoosier's Apple Butter celebrations. The loss of Uncle Robert is a particularly hard one. His loss, however, is filled with the years of happy memories we had.

Jimmy Hayes
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Patricia, Donna and Bobby sorry for the loss of your father.
I use to beg Robert to let me work when he was building a house. He would have me work when I was not in school. I gained a lot of knowledge about construction and about life from him during that time. I always remember Robert when I smell new lumber and saw dust.

Janet Pennington Fauber
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Deepest sympathy for your loss. I always thought a lot of my cousin.

Charles Judy
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
It was an honor to know and help care for Mr. Pennington. May our Lord grant you peace and comfort and may memories of happy, healthier times bring many smiles. In Christ's love, Charles Judy

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