Scott Wayne Pennington, 49, of Ringgold went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 12, 2021. Scott was born on December 20, 1971, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Wayne and Faye Pennington. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He was an honor student of Ringgold High School and graduate of University of North Georgia (North Georgia College). He was part owner of Ardex Distributors of Chattanooga, Inc. He was a Veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard with Echo Troop 108th Cavalry of 48th Brigade. He completed U.S. Army Airborne School and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, WL Pope, Gemima Pope, Mary Lou Pope, and Millard and Iona Pennington. Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Gail Reynolds Pennington, two loving sons, Noah and Gavin Pennington, parents, Wayne and Faye Pennington, brothers, Brent (Melody) Pennington and Brad (Kristy) Pennington, and extended family including; mother in law, Brenda (Ronnie) Fitts, father in law, Clifford (Cathy) Reynolds, sisters and brothers in law, Lisa (Michael) Jones, Jackie (Paul) Rodriguez.
Scott will also be fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Scott was influenced by many of his loved ones. He is described as being honorable, strong, compassionate, thoughtful, intelligent, meticulous and a deep thinker. He was creative, artistic, a writer, and a friend for life. He was well known for his athletic abilities. Scott received “Most Dependable” at Ringgold High School. Scott was a man of great character and he knew how to truly love his wife through better or worse which was greatly influenced by his Godly Parents. Scott knew how important it was to spend time with family by the Godly influence of his Aunt Carolyn. Also, his creativity and love of gardening was heavily influenced by his Mom and his Aunt Carolyn. Scott’s parents, Wayne and Faye, are so proud to call Scott their son. He was their pride and joy.
He loved his brothers unconditionally. He served as their role model, protector, and best friend.
Brent and Scott shared the love of the outdoors. You could always find them together hunting, fishing, camping, inventing, building, and gardening. Brad and Scott shared the love of music, drawing, creating, laughing, and working side by side for the last 6 years at Ardex. Scott and his 2 brothers shared a great sense of humor. They would have you laughing until you were crying in their daily interactions. It was never a dull moment when these three were around.
Scott’s main priority was being a loving, devoted, and protective husband and father. He loved spoiling his wife by doing little things, as well as big things. Each morning before she went to teach school he would start her car, make her coffee with flavored creamer, and make sure she had a “cold” bottled water. If she forgot her coffee or was having a rough day, many times he would show up at West Side Elementary with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (one of Gail’s favorites) along with a dozen doughnuts for her to share with her co-workers without Gail even asking him.
He proudly and faithfully attended both his sons’ extracurricular events. His oldest son, Noah, made him so proud. He loved watching and listening to Noah play music in his bands (Heritage High School Legion of Generals Band, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras, Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps, and Daizy Skies). Noah inherited the gift of writing, creating, and being a deep thinker from his Dad, as well.
His youngest son, Gavin made him so proud, as well. He inherited his Dad’s love for hunting, fishing, and athletic abilities. He was a proud papa even if he was “schooled” by Gavin in hunting and fishing. It thrilled Scott and made him so proud to see Gavin carry out his legacy by wearing football jersey # 32 like his Dad, “The Viper”.
Scott loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and going to the lake house in Cedar Bluff, AL. He enjoyed the Pennington Family Christmas gatherings, spending time with family and friends, watching AL football, and going to “A-Day” Games with all the Pennington Boys. He even convinced his closet TN fan wife to attend several AL games and she enjoyed them.
Scott was known for his spectacular cooking, especially Low Country Boil and his famous peppers. He enjoyed cookouts with family and friends. He was a master of the grill, alongside his friends. If you ever attended a cookout and Scott was present, your mouth would be watering for his dishes. He grew a garden every year, along with his boys.
The family of Scott Pennington would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support given to all of us during this time. Scott is so dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. We will appreciate your love and prayers in the days to come.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to donate, an account is set up with First Volunteer Bank FBO Scott Pennington. Gail, Noah and Gavin will receive funds. You can make donations at any Branch of First Volunteer Bank.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Joel Jenkins and Chris Boggs officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
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