Clifford Pennington

Adrian – Clifford Pennington, age 73, of Adrian, passed away on April 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 16, 1945, to Elisha and Mattie (Reece) Pennington. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. On July 16, 1985, in Nicholasville, KY, Clifford married Linda Ann McDonald and she survives. He was a member of the Lathers Union #1045. Clifford built the 1974 AutoRama Ridler Award winning car along with many other achievements in the custom car building industry. Cliff enjoyed camping, fishing, his llamas, and all animals.


In addition to his wife, Linda, Clifford is survived by his children, Heather, Glenn, and Mattie-Rose (Chris Opel) Pennington; and one granddaughter, Annabelle Rose Opel. He was preceded in death by his father, Elisha Pennington; mother, Mattie Early and her husband, Robert; and brother, Lloyd Pennington.


Visitation for Clifford will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 12 – 1:45 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Sharpe officiating. Burial will be in North Dover Cemetery with Full Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Lenawee County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.