Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Daryl Dewayne Penton

Silver Run

Funeral Home

McDonald Funeral Home

401 W. Canal Street, Picayune, MS
(601) 798-1212


Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10 am- 12:00 pm, McDonald Funeral Home.


Burial will be in Penton Private Cemetery


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 23, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Daryl Dewayne Penton, age 67, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 890th Engineer Battalion (Gulfport), has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

 Obituary, visitation and service details:

Funeral Services for Daryl Dewayne Penton, age 67, of Silver Run Community, MS, who passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 12:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Penton Private Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Bro. James Reeves will officiate the service, assisted by Bro. Mike Stuart.

A native of Carriere, MS, he retired from the 890th Engineering Battalion of the US Army, and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Daryl loved to fish and camp with his grand babies, and was an avid member of the Ham Radio Club. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James “Bud” A. Penton and Virginia Lee Penton.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Karen Allen Penton; his daughter, Rebecca (Scott) Neal; his step daughters, Rena Overall and Keri Daniels; his grandchildren, Chance and Chase Guilbeau, Andrew, Eli, Stormy, Dutch, and Samuel Neal, Kaydence and Lakyn Hayden; his sisters, Sharon (George) Hurst and Connie (Greg) Merrill; his brother, Reece (Donna) Penton; and several nieces and nephews.