The Reverend Robert Douglas Penton of Enterprise, Alabama passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 63.
His memorial service was held on Thursday, February 10 at 11 am at Enterprise First United Methodist Church where he was currently serving as senior pastor. The family received friends at the church on Thursday from 9 until 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to the Alabama West Florida United Methodist Foundation Scholarship Trust or the Enterprise First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Information on either can be obtained at the church office (334-347-3467).
The Reverend Penton served as a minister in the Alabama West Florida conference of the United Methodist church for 38 years. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Ministers of the Alabama West Florida Conference.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Bingham Penton. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Goff Penton; his father, Austin Douglas Penton of Shalimar, Florida; his mother-in-law, Verla Goff; a sister, Cindy Hill (Hilton); brother-in-law, Jim Goff (Ann); nieces, Lauren Hill and Ami Goff (Aaron Alexovich) and nephew, Jordon Hill.