Jesse ‘Jay’ Pennington Sr.

Jesse “Jay” Pennington Sr., age 79 of Greenfield passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home. He was born January 24, 1937, in Fayette County, Ind., to the late Jesse and Nancy (Tincher) Pennington.

Jay retired from Roll Coater of Greenfield after many years of service. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed movie night with his son Jesse, family outings, vegetable gardening and his dog “Chipper.”

He is survived by his children, Jesse Pennington of Shelbyville, Missy (Mark Gregory) Franklin of Greenfield, Sheila (Rey) Infante of Greenfield, Penny (Kevin) McFall of Falmouth, Ind., Mary(Bob Kelsey) Kimberlin of Trenton, NC, Jay Alan (Laura) Pennington of Mendon, Mich.; grandchildren, Zander, Zachary Franklin, eight other grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-niece Mia; several other nieces and nephews; sisters, Ruby Hurley and Ruth Ann Randolph; and brothers, Andy Pennington and Dale Pennington.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above; wife, Loretta Kaye (Grinstead) Booth-Pennington and nine brothers.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 West Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the funeral home with burial immediately following at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or directly at

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