Charles Leo 'Sonny' Lennon, Jr., 79, of Angus passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. He was born June 7, 1937 to Charlie and Letha Lennon of Angus.
He was a 1955 Honor Graduate of Corsicana High School and a recipient of a James L Collins Scholarship. C.L., as he was known at school, graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. He completed seminary at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored churches in the Montana and Oklahoma areas. He served two years as HQ Company Clerk for the United States Army, in addition to receiving the Good Conduct Medal, C.L. received medals regarding his excellent marksmanship with the M-1 rifle.
In 1962, after being honorably discharged from the military, he began his teaching career. He served as a teacher for 25 years and taught at schools in Big Timber, Montana, Plains, Freeport, Pasadena, Deer Park, Shelton and Corsicana.
In 1987 he retired from teaching and began to enjoy fishing, camping and traveling. He enjoyed reading and was an art enthusiast and had many pleasant visitations with his Senior Circle of Friends in Corsicana. He was a very generous person, just ask anyone who knew him. He was avidly interested in politics and often spoke up for the rights of his fellow man and his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Letha and Charlie Lennon and sisters, Frankie Crowder and Betty Grimes.
He is survived by his brother, Larry Lennon and wife Beverly of Angus; sisters, Melba Lennon of Corsicana, Lorene Lassiter of Kerens, Dorothy Muncy and husband Bob of Daisy, Oklahoma, and Leoma Pratt of Tyler. He is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews scattered throughout this great land.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Bedard and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family wishes to thank Heritage Oaks West and Hand in Hand Hospice for their tender care of Charles.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Charles Leo (Sonny) Lennon, Jr. obituary.
Published on February 3, 2017