John Bruce Pennington (’73)

Obituary published on by Dettling Funeral Home on May 27, 2024.
John Bruce Pennington, 76, of Houston Texas passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones. John was born on September 15, 1947. John was proceeded in death by his parents Paul and Alice Pennington.
John grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Lamar High School where he excelled on the debate team and ran track. After high school, he went on to the University of Houston where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and later began his career in sales and marketing. John went on to become Markting Manager for several chemical companies where he excelled in sales and leadership. During his career He traveled extensively in the United States, China, Mexico and South America.
John enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading, writing and most recently, playing chess. He exhibited a thirst for knowledge and modeled the wonder of knowing. John had an impressive library of history and religious books, as well as an incredible collection of Mont Blanc and Cartier pens, which he was very proud of.
John was an astute storyteller and will always be remembered for his enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. When John walked in the room, you could feel his presence before he ever said a word. His energy was contagious; his jokes were always a hit and he loved nothing more than making others laugh with his stories.
John leaves behind his wife of 28 years Mary Pennington. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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