December 2, 1954 ~ August 3, 2021

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Torrance, California

This is a short story of Carl David Pennington. He had a smile that would instantly bring you peace and light up your soul. The life of a man with such a big, loving, and generous heart could never be fully captured in just a few paragraphs, but we’ll try.

Carl was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. At the time of his passing Carl lived in Torrance, Ca with his wife Rachelle and cat Evee.

Carl’s story started on December 2nd when he was born to Fred and Carolina Pennington in Los Angeles. He attended and graduated from Carson High School, class of 1972.

After graduation, he landed his first job at Diversified Maintenance, where he was later presented with the opportunity to start what was his over 40-year career at the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo, until his retirement a few years ago.

After retiring, Carl spent his time making memories with his wife Rachelle, spending time with his children and grandchildren, riding his Harley Davidson, traveling to spend time with family and enjoying life.

Carl was predeceased by his parents Fred and Carolina and brother, Dale. He is survived by his Wife Rachelle; his two children, Brian and Steven (Teresa), his three step-children Nicole, Jacob (Tiffany) and Kalani; and his four Grandchildren, Chase, Hayley, Luke and Axel; his Brother, Fred; his Sister, Carol; and his many Nieces and Nephews. All of whom he loved deeply.

Sometimes it’s not the person you miss. It’s the feeling you had when you were with them. If you were lucky enough to know Carl we know he left an impression upon you.  Words cannot adequately express the love Carl’s family had for him, so we will just say; We love you and will never let the memory of you fade away.


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  1. I am so glad he was a part of my life on my special Day in Catalina You 2 made everything work .I am glad he was your partner he will be remembered for bringing you happiness may he rest in peace Love Amy & Ricardo Cubias

  2. candle 1RIP Carl! You were one of kind… a gentle a d very kind soul. You will be greatly missed. Much love and prayers to your family and friends during this time of grief. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. candle 7Rest in Paradise my brother, I will love and miss you forever. There are so many things that I will miss about you…no words can express the void you have left in the hearts of so many. Until me see each other again some day…Love you 💔❤️

  4. candle 8So sorry for your loss of Carl. Always remember the sweet memories you had with him. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. RIP Carl 🙏
    Hugs and love, Cindy & Benny

  5. The last time I spoke with my CVX colleague I walked away a little pissed -literally! He got me laughing so hard about his recent ‘cage fight’ (he lost BTW!) with his cat that I kinda, sorta soiled myself! I will miss the thought he’ll won’t eating breakfast at Mr. G’s down in Lomita or riding his steel pony. And like many have said before, it was a blessing to know him.

  6. candle 7I will always remember growing up
    Next door to the family in Carson and always being loved for and taught by Carl and the family as we were family and we were . Will be missed forever but never forgotten .

  7. Rachelle what I remember the most was the joy, Love Laughter he brought into your life! I share in your loss. RIP Carl

  8. candle 6The last time I spoke with Carl, I walked away a little pissed off – literally!
    He got me laughing so hard about his recent battle with a feline ( I think it was Rachelle’s?) that I kinda, sored soiled myself! (tmi?) And while I’m glad this memory will remain as my lasting image of him, I’m saddened to think that ate my last steak &eggs with him at Mr. G’s in Lomita.
    Like many who have already posted, we that had the pleasure of knowing Carl were blessed.

  9. To my brother-in-law. Who picked me up every night from work. It was my 1st. job. I was only Fifteen.
    My tears and prayers Are with Everyone who loved Carl.

  10. candle 1You will truly be missed. Vegas will forever be a memory in my heart. I will never forget his laugh, smile, and the conversations we had. Sending Love, Hugs, & Prayers💜

  11. candle 4Truly a pleasure to have known him. Truly a pleasure to work with him. He’s always struck me as a kind hearted and even tempered individual more apt to say yes! We can do that, let’s go and see what the trouble was and find an answer. You know with the taking care of business, but with a kind and guiding hand. It, is a true blessing to have known him. He’s was a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed. Rest in heaven, enjoy an easy ride on your Harley and drive safely in your Vette, throughout eternity…
    R.I.P. Carl🙏🏾

  12. candle 4Rest In Paradise Carl. You were always a good friend of mine and you will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Rachelle and your family.

  13. candle 1Rachelle,
    With a heavy heart full sincere condolences for the loss of your husband Carl.
    Carl, Rest in Gods Heaven, which is now yours. Was a true pleasure to know Carl.
    Our prayers to Rachelle and family…..

  14. Carl
    We grew up together as kids on 228th street
    We knew and grew up together worked at the same place for years
    RIP my friend see you soon enough

  15. candle 7Carl-
    I am so glad I was able to work with you the times that I did. Yes it was not many times, usually yourself and Nick Balbas were planning something. Like to bake a cake or some fantastic dish.
    As Mr. Sam Walker said, you had a great spirt, easy to laugh and wanting to enjoy the moment whatever it was.
    In my minds eye I can see your smile even now.
    I pray that your family’s grief might be deep and might be through. To express and feel the joy Carl brought to all.

  16. It was a pleasure to know and work with Carl. He was a man with a gentle soul and always happy! My condolences and prayers for his family.

  17. Rachelle & Family
    It’s our prayer that Gods arms of comfort surround you with love and peace as you hold tight to the memories of Carl. Carl was a wonderful person, may he Rest In Peace.
    With Much Love. 🕊

  18. candle 7We love you, Carl and will miss you until we meet again. We will always remember you for the warmth, kindness, and generosity with which you always treated us from the first time we met.

  19. candle 7I will never forget you brother. Your kindness inspired me to be kind to others. Rachelle will always have my ears and shoulders whenever she needs them. I love you and miss you…

  20. candle 7It was always a joy to see Carl here at work. When you did, you knew you were getting a smile, a good story, and an honest answer/opinion/thought. I was extremely happy for his retirement as I knew he was looking forward to spending time with his family and on his hog. May he ride in peace and tranquility, with no cars in sight, forever. Much love.

  21. candle 6RIP Carl. You had a huge heart and we were blessed to get to experience it. We loved carving pumpkins with you, Christmas/Easter services and most importantly watching Luke grow. Please watch over him from above and help him make great choices. We will miss you and forever treasure our friendship.

  22. candle 4Carl had a huge heart and had an impact on our lives that we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Know you will be reunited again and he’ll always be with you. All our best

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