Penson Alvin Lawrence Penson, Jr. "Puddin", age 87, was called home to glory on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was a graduate of Central High School and Franklin University. He retired from Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and US Army Veteran. An active member of Travelers' Rest Baptist Church where he served as a faithful Deacon and member of the Male Chorus. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Arlene Penson, parents Alvin and Ethel Penson, Sr., brother Eddie Penson, grandparents Ernest and Carlene Brown, son Alvin Larry Penson III, daughter Terra Penson Jones, brother-in-law James Moore, and in-law Martha "Rebecca" Jones. Survived by daughter, Sharon C. (Doug) Moore; grandchildren, Shawn (Tiffany) Jones, Tayana (fiancÃ©e, Markus Patterson) Jones, Jamal (Nahshon) Moore, Jawanza (Bethany) Moore, Chanaine Drake-Dixon, Kizzy (Pete) Dixon, and Tasha Drake; great-grandchildren, Taylor Jones, Caiden Jones, Jihan Moore, Lea and Brianna Moore, Tarrell, Tanesha, Tiana, Tevon, Kylan, and Jalen Dixon, Jada and Regan Shinault and Bruce Smith; in-laws, Forest E. Jones and Mittie Moore; sisters-in-law, Mary Moore and Charlene Penson; a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing Celebration 12Noon Friday, February 22, 2013 at Travelers' Rest Baptist Church, 1533 Cleveland Ave. Pastor Arthur Combest, officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment Glen Rest Estates. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 614/444-1GOD (1463). Monique L. Smoot, Funeral Director. www.SMOOTFUNERAL.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2013