Harold Permenter


Harold Alfred Permenter Jr.
18 Dec 1947 - 06 Jun 1997
Cotton Pickin’ Squares Memorial Panel 3UL


HAROLD A. PERMENTER JR., 49, of Memphis, former computer programmer with Kraft Foods, died of complications from AIDS Friday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park. He was a member of Prescott Memorial Baptist Church. He leaves two sisters, Mary Stanford of Memphis and Becky Stracener of Blytheville, Ark., and a brother, Tom Permenter of Salt Lake City, Utah. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Friends for Life or Prescott Memorial Baptist Church.[1]


With the passing of a former club member, Cotton Pickin’ Squares established the Harold Permenter Memorial Fund with a $500 bequest. The fund is used exclusively to support causes within the Memphis gay community and is perpetuated with annual fundraising activities within the club.[2]



  1. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) Sunday, 08 Jun 1997
  2. 2000 IAGSDC Convention Program (Baltimore), p.22