Perryman H. Denison, 92, died in Jacksonville on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was born in the Midway community of Union County to the late James Oscar and Ethel Denison on February 3, 1921.
He was a minister for Churches of Christ during most of his working life, serving the Moultrie, Georgia church and Florida churches in Macclenny, Live Oak, Lake City, Cocoa and Jacksonville. He also became a real estate professional later in life, owning and operating a brokerage and property management company in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. He continued to serve his home congregation and others with his preaching, teaching, counseling and leadership during the time of his business career and on into his retirement.
Mr. Denison is survived by his wife of 72 years, Vivian; sons Hubert (Marilyn) of Jacksonville and Jim (Renee) of Frederick, Maryland; grandchildren Elizabeth Campagna (Jeff) of Marlton, New Jersey, Sarah Newman (Chase) of St. Petersburg, Florida, Tabitha Denison of Austin, Arkansas and Jessica Denison of Searcy, Arkansas; great grandchildren Vivian and Charlotte Campagna; brother Daniel R. Denison of Lake City. There are many others who rightfully consider themselves to be a son or daughter of Mr. Denison, especially Carolyn Terry (and her husband Bill) of Callahan, Florida and Cornelio Pena of Miami, Florida who lived in Mr. Denison’s home in their youth.
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Friday, March 8 at Hardage-Giddens Rivermeade Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. The funeral service is at 10 am on Saturday, March 9 at the Argyle Church of Christ, 7310 Collins Road, Jacksonville. A committal service will follow at 2 that afternoon at Memorial Cemetery, Lake City.