Pennington, Dickie Steven

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Dickie Steven “Sugar Bear” Pennington, 68, of Pulaski, passed away December 16, 2021. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a longtime employee of Radford University. Sugar Bear was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rhonda England Pennington; his parents, Glenn Thomas and Grace Virginia Pennington (nee Cox); and a brother, Glenn Thomas Pennington Jr.

Survivors include his son, Barrett Thomas Pennington of Pulaski; three brothers, Douglas Edward and Karen Pennington of Bumpass, and Gilbert Lee Pennington and Larry Michael “Sheep” Pennington of Dublin; in-laws, Ed and Jerri England; and four nephews and two nieces, Christopher, Michael, Rett, Shane, Deretha, and Michelle.

Bear was blessed with many treasured friends and canine companions.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

In lieu of flowers, please support a worthy organization providing services to veterans and their families.

A casual memorial service will be held at Mullins Funeral Home at 3 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022 with Pastor Richie Goad officiating.

The Pennington family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.