Nickolas Thomas Pennington

July 16, 1946 ‒ July 22, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio

Nickolas Thomas “Nick” “Grumpy” Pappy” Pennington passed away peacefully, Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home surrounded by love ones.
Nick was born on July 16, 1946 in Pennsylvania moving to the Columbus area in 1962. Later moving to Sunbury in 1988 after meeting and marrying his wife Laura. Where they would live and raise their two beautiful daughters.

Nick and Laura celebrated their 27th anniversary just a couple of weeks ago on June 16.

Nick had a love for cars and everything about them. He had a collection of over a 5,000 ranging from match box cars to large die cast collectables. He had a local car detailing company “Sunbury Klean-A-Kar” and also worked at LASH Chevrolet in Johnstown where he retired early in 2004 due to health concerns. Nick loved his cars but in April 2013 he got a new love his granddaughter Olivia April Anne.

Survived by wife: Laura Jane (Wymer) Pennington of Sunbury; daughters: Laura “Nicki” Pennington of Sunbury and Charlena “Charley” Pennington (Gary Cumberledge ) of Sunbury; granddaughters Olivia and Tabytha Cumberledge of Sunbury; mother- in- law Ruby Helton of Sunbury; sisters-in-law: Nancy Bartley of Delaware, Luana (John) Simpson of Columbus, Peggy Wymer of Delaware; brothers-in-law: Donald (Ruth) Wymer and Charles “Chuck” (Jeanine) Wymer of Galena; niece: Christina (David) Long and family of Columbus; nephew: Brandon (Patricia) Brooks of Delaware. As well as other nieces and nephews and special friend and neighbor Marion “Gene” Sparks.

Proceeded by: his parents, father-in-law: Everett B. Helton: brothers-in-law: Keith Brooks, Steve Bartley, Harry “Jimmy” Wymer; beloved neighbor Sue Sparks.

Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at noon with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Big Walnut Friends Who Share or to the family.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Nick’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at .

  • Laura Jane I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD wrap his arms around you all during this time to help you through. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy . We love you.

  • Dearest LJ,Nicki,Charley Tabytha and Olivia .Words escape me as I try to say how truelly sorry we are for your loss. May you find love comfort compassion and understanding from each other at this trying time . Rely on each other and the wonderful memories that brings a tear to your eye but a smile to your face knowing there is no more pain or heartache..
    For Nick is at peace. God Bless You all from our Family to yours Love The Cumberledges.

  • My deepest sympathy for my sister, her daughter’s, and granddaughters, we love you so much. We may have differences but I love you with all my heart. Praying that God wraps His loving arms around you all and give you peace. We will see Nick again someday, along with dad, Jim, dad, Everett and Jimmy.

  • Laura Jane & Family

    I’m so sorry for you loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Luv, Hugs & Prayers,

  • Laura Jane and family.
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. We are all so sorry for your loss. We know how much you will miss Nick. May God watch over you and comfort you. Love and prayers for each of you.
    Tom,Donna, Melissa, Scott, Michele, Jeff and family

  • Laura Jane I am shocked to hear about the passing of Nick!!!
    May the Lord keep you in his arms and comfort you in your time of need.
    If there is anything I can do PLEASE don’t hesitate to let me know !