Douglas Dean Denton

Jan. 13, 1942-April 14, 2022


On April 14, 2022, Douglas Dean Denton, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 80.  

Dean was born Jan. 13, 1942, in White County, to Richard Denton and Docia Sanders Denton.

 On Dec. 28, 1961, he married Reba Sue Hutchings. Together, they raised one daughter, Christi.

Dean had a passion for the outdoors. In addition to bird hunting and fishing, he enjoyed raising and training hunting dogs.  He loved farming and raising cattle and horses all his life. His beautiful garden was his pride each year. In his young life, he obtained his pilot's license and enjoyed flying recreationally. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Dean was preceded in death by his father, Richard Denton; his mother, Docia Sanders Denton; his brothers, Nelson, Lloyd; and his sister, Clata.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; his daughter, Christi; and his granddaughter, Elliott.

Funeral service was 3 p.m., April 18, 2022, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.