Clarence R. “Junior” Penton Jr
Published 5:35 pm Monday, October 20, 2014
Funeral Services for Clarence R. “Junior” Penton Jr., age 84 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 10:00 am at Central Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:30pm in Biloxi VA National Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Billy Galloway will officiate the service.
A resident of McNeill, MS, he was a Brickmason and a member of Central Baptist Church. Clarence “Junior” was a true American Hero. He served our country proudly as a POW for 32 months, during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence R. Penton Sr. and Ofa Jane Martin Penton; and his sisters, Irma Wilbanks and Edith Seals.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lavert Lumpkin Penton; his daughter, Melinda Shaw and husband Brad; his 2 grandchildren, Anthony and Dominick Vitale; and his sisters, Clara Fore and Vondell Adcox; his brother, Donald Penton and wife Kathleen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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