Huey Pierce Penton

Huey Pierce Penton, born April 25,1935 in New Orleans to Perdee Leon Penton and Alma Mary Lewis Penton.   He went to be with our Lord July 3, 2024 at 89. He passed peacefully surrounded by family. Huey grew up around New Orleans and Columbia, Mississippi.   At 15, Huey headed to California where he worked in the logging industry before joining the Navy in 1954.   He served 3 -1/2 years post Korean War helping to evacuate various islands.   After leaving the Navy he moved back to New Orleans where he managed a few bars before moving into the pipe coating and manufacturing industry.

Huey married the love of his life, Tessie Elaine Morris in November of 1967 and they shared 56-1/2 years.   They relocated to Dickinson, Texas in 1969 when Huey was transferred by HC Price in Galveston. This later led to traveling the world to help set up new pipe coating facilities.

Huey enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandkids.  He was often found with a western book in his shirt pocket, ready to read when time allowed. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends at home with a shrimp boil or a fish fry.

Huey spent many hours at the softball fields watching and cheering his granddaughters on with his famous lines such as “let her rip tater chip” and “hit her in, she needs a drink of water.”

Huey is survived by his wife, Elaine, daughters Jennifer (Drew) Killen, Kathleen (Brian) Cannell, and Sheila Penton, his sister Evon Castaing of Arkansas, grandchildren, Morgan (Austin) Hoff, Melanie Killen, Benjamin Cannell, Meredith Killen, and Zachary Cannell.   He is also survived by his best friend of 55+ years, Ralph Wilson.  He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who will always remember his cowboy hat, handlebar mustache, sense of humor and open ears.

Huey was preceded in death by his parents, Alma Mary and Perdee, his sisters, Loula Mae Meyers, Geraldine Wright, Johnnie Rose Lee, Alice Davis, Barbara Bragg, and Dorothy Phillips and brothers, Jewel Penton, Vinson Penton, and Jimmy Penton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local library. No services will be held at this time. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Remember Huey as you attend your next fish fry, drink a cold beer, or listen to an old George Jones song.


  1. Uncle Huey was a great guy and always remembered him with that wild Mustache and always with a positive attitude even though I haven’t seen him in a long time I can still picture him with that mustache and his laughs. You will definitely be missed Uncle Huey. Love you and until we meet again.

    Steve Tresch Sr
  2. What a great friend and neighbor Huey and Elaine and Family where for years
    God Bless themv

    Tim Phillips
  3. So sorry for your loss but so glad he was family. I remember our talks at family gatherings. His love for his books we would chat up. He will be missed.

    Carol Dingas
  4. Sending love and prayers for peace to the Penton family.

    Lori Blackman
  5. We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Penton family at this time. May the Lord give you strength and peace at this time. May you feel the arms of Jesus comfort you.

    Melissa and Kevin Muegge and family
  6. We had alot of good times together , you taught me alot. I cherish every moment we spent in the river bottom. Praying for all y’all and we love y’all.

    Pat Penton

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