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Charles A. "Tony" Peyton
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1922
Death: Jul. 23, 2007

Charles Anthony Peyton died July 23, 2007 in Midland, Texas at 85 years of age. Tony was born in Elyria, Ohio on March 3rd, 1922. After earning a bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. navy at the beginning of World War II and became one of the first twenty black men to earn the rank of Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

Prior to WW II Tony started his career in basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters, "when the Globetrotters were a serious team and not a team of clowns." He was the last surviving member of the original team. He retired from basketball in 1956. he was installed in the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Mass., in 1996. He moved to Lubbock, Texas in about 1988. He was active in youth groups, passing on his basketball knowledge and experience to the youth of the Lubbock Community. He was also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in which he had been ordained to the office of High Priest. He moved to Midland, Texas in 2001.

He married first, Chulla Hutchinson who bore him two children, Leonard Peyton and Marilyn Peyton. His second wife, Marlowe Ann Goins, died in childbirth, leaving him a daughter, Antio Marlowe Peyton. He married a third time to Neville Diane Sires. That union produced two sons, Tyler Anthony Peyton and Terrance Anthony Peyton. He is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Plot: Creamains Garden
Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Sep 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21858951
Charles A. Tony Peyton
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