PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles Augustus Penman, 92, died July 12, 2012, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Hospital in Poplar Bluff.
Born May 25, 1920, in Portageville, son of the late Hazel Cole Penman and Thomas Abraham "T.A." Penman, he was a World War II veteran, having served overseas in Italy as a gunner and photographer on B-51s and completing 35 missions. After returning home after the war, he engaged in farming on the family farms. He was also active in various organization including past president of Portageville Farmers Gin, a former board member of the Union Farmers Gin, captain of the Civil Air Patrol and director for 19 years, charter member of the Missouri Flying Farmers, Mo. Pilots Association. He was a Mason for 65 years, 60 Member Royal Arch. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4924 at Lilbourn and a member of the New Madrid American Legion.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Penman.
Survivors include: four nieces, Hazel King, Ruth Fisher and Susan Penman of Ohio and Sandy Simmons of Portageville; and one nephew, Robert Penman of Marston.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. Monday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. A Mason service will be at 9:30 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Buck Morton will officiate.
Burial with full military rites will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be made at delislefuneralhome.net.