Obituary of Keith Hennington
An Angel whispered, “Take my hand and come with me; for your work here is done.” Today we celebrate the life of Joseph "Keith" Hennington. Born August 22, 1963, leaving his earthly body on the 3rd of February 2024. He was a Son, a brother, a Father, a grandfather, Nephew, and Friend. He worked, and proudly, as an Iron Worker most of his life. He traveled to many states in his career from the Keys of Florida to New York, California, and many places in between.
He loved car races, especially the Snowball Derby and Dale Earnhardt. He loved football (and I promise, he would have had a seat front and center to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday if he were still here). His love of football included watching his son Daniel play, throughout his childhood, for Bellview Ball Park. Keith was a true FSU fan. He loved fishing too. As a young man, he once suffered an injury in his left knee while fishing that led to more than 20 surgeries with the final surgery placing a 42-inch rod, from ankle to hip, in his leg. He fought many fights to survive, with his mother Betty, right by his side.
He loved weekend game nights and playing dice, listening to music, and laughing with family and friends. Keith took a liking to cats in his later years. Which, to those that truly knew him growing up, will remember that he and his sister Angie, fought like cats and dogs over her cats. He hated finding kitty paw prints all over his clean truck. There is not enough fingers in Pensacola to count the arguments those two had over cats.
Keith is preceded in death by the best Dad in the world, Joseph R Hennington, and paternal and maternal Grandparents.
He is survived by his biggest fan, his loving and beautiful mother, Betty Godwin Hennington, his most favorite sister, Angie Hennington (Eric), his handsome and talented son, Daniel Hennington (Gena), and two gorgeous Granddaughters, Alyssa & Kelsie Hennington. He also leaves behind many very special Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, and all his precious kitty cats.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff of Vitas Hospice Care for the tremendous care provided to Keith and his family during this very difficult time. The family’s gratitude is immeasurable. An extended show of appreciation goes out to everyone that took a part in his service and everyone that reached out via phone, text or in person with prayers, condolences, love, care, and support.
We mourn, we cry, and we cherish our memories. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Feb 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Family Funeral & Cremation 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at Family-Funeral & Cremation 5627 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola
Services will be officiated by Hazel Godwin.