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Charles Anthony Peyton

PEYTON Charles Anthony "Tony" Tony died Monday, July 23, 2007. He was born March 3, 1921 in Toledo, OH. He was an athlete at Scott High School. After high school he played college basketball before launching a professional basketball career where he played for three professional teams including the Harlem Globetrotters. Unlike the Globetrotters of today who play primarily exhibitions designed to promote fun and good will, the Globetrotters of the early 1940's played and defeated the country's top professional basketball teams. As a member of the Studebaker Champions, Tony was a member of the first professional basketball team that had both black and white players. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by three sons, Leonard Hutchinson of San Antonio, TX, Tyler and Terrance Peyton of Midland, TX; two daughters, Marilyn Dale of Toledo and Antia Peyton of Davie, FL; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children and 5 great-great-grand-children, along with countless nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Texas.
Published in The Blade on Aug. 7, 2007
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