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Graveside services for Alvin “Dugan” Penner, age 79, a Dike, Texas resident, formerly of Lane, were held on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the New Pickton Cemetery, with Richard Watkins officiating.
Interment was in the New Pickton Cemetery.
Penner passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
He was born on August 26, 1941, in Atoka County.
Penner married Anita McAfee, on July 7, 1966.
He was employed as a cowboy, dairy hand, rancher and sold dog food to kennels.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Penner; brothers, George Penner and wife, Sylvia; Monk Penner; Ira “Yancy” Penner and wife, Brenda; and a sister, Velma Griffin.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, Joe Penner, Tommy Penner and William “Cub” Penner; half brothers, Omar Penner, Pete Penner and Caleb Penner; half sister, Lucille Grammar; and his parents.
Penner started work at the age of 15 on the Doke Ranch, north of Lane, as a cowboy. Then at 16 was a cook for a logging camp in the Kiamichi Mountains and he drove a wagon and team home to see the folks on the weekends. At the age of 18, he was a cowboy on the XT Bar Ranch, north of Antlers. He and Ogden Cannon were able to put a herd of wild horses in a corral that had never been pinned before, drawing a crowd from Antlers, that lined the highway to watch.
Penner later logged, built fence at $125.00 a mile and worked on ranches for Doug McAfee and Mermanil Corporation.
He worked for dairy farms for 34 years.
Penner was a loving husband and good friend.