We mourn the loss yet celebrate the life of Randy Keith Pennington, known affectionately as Gus, a charismatic, courageous, and dedicated individual who touched the lives of many. Born on July 2, 1956, in Tucson, AZ, Randy embarked on an extraordinary journey that wound its way through Los Alamitos, California, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Alamosa, Colorado, and Alexandria, Kentucky, before finding rest in Marana, Arizona. His radiant spirit drew people in, a testament to the captivating and magnetic charm that defined him.\n\nRandy was a talented music professor, a leader in his field, achieving awards both nationally and internationally as a choral conductor. His dedication to his craft was only surpassed by his love for his family and his steadfast faith. Raised in the Southern Baptist Church, he served as a music minister in various Christian denominations and was ordained as a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Over the past few years, Randy found joy as an active member of Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Tucson. "He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord," (Psalm 40:3) was a verse that Randy lived by, his life a melody in itself, spreading love, faith, and unity.\n\nUpon retirement, Randy rekindled his love for golf and the Sonoran desert, an emblem of his spirit — wild, free, and resilient. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Pennington, his mother Sue Gillham, his sons Brock (Wendy) Pennington, Keith (Lindsay) Pennington, his sister Shellie Sadler, his brother-in-law Thomas Sadler, his nieces Chelsea Miller and Shea Toepel, and his father-in-law Frank Carter. His beloved father, Bobby Pennington, preceded him in death.\n\nRandy's life was a testament to the power of resilience, faith, and love. We invite you to celebrate his legacy by sharing your memories and uploading photos on his memorial page. It is through these shared experiences that we can truly honor the magnificent tapestry of life that was Randy Pennington. We find solace in the knowledge that his song of life continues to inspire and uplift us all.