Fallen Hero: MSgt(Ret) Roger R. Pennington, Sr.


Funeral Home

Riemann Family Funeral Home

11280 Three Rivers Road Gulfport, MS




Private burial service will be held at the Biloxi National Cemetery at a later date


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Airman and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 30, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. MSgt(Ret) Roger R. Pennington, Sr,  age 73, a retired member of the MS  Air National Guard who had served within the MSANG CRTC, Gulfport, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation and service details:

October 28, 1948 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 73)

Roger R. Pennington, Sr. of Gulfport passed away on November 24, with the comfort of his family by his bedside.

He was preceded in death by his elder son, Roger, Jr.; and his mother, Lee Casto of Hurricane, WV.

Roger leaves behind his wife, Rebecca of 51 years; his son, Joey; his grandchildren; his great grandson, Carter; and his sisters, Brenda and Tammy of SC.

A celebration of his life is being planned by his dear friends and golfing partners at Great Southern, where he loved and enjoyed playing golf.

A private burial service will be held at the Biloxi National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family’s wishes are for your thoughts and prayers during this time of grief and sorrow.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, is serving the family.