Douglas Wayne Denton – Wake Forest Obituary

Douglas Wayne Denton

Jan 27, 1937 – Jan 20, 2017

Douglas Wayne Denton

Douglas Wayne Denton passed away on Friday afternoon January 20, 2017 at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Pete Denton; sister, Colene Knott; and brother, James Denton.

A funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, January 24, 2017 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Snead officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Denton; daughters; Pam and husband, Martin Levy of Winston Salem; Patty and husband, Glenn Harrison of Wake Forest; Penny and husband, Mike Mendyk of Michigan; and son; Phillip Denton and wife Mary of Wake Forest, grandchildren; Jes (Jean) Smith, Jessica (Dwayne) Eason, Josh (Meredith) Harrison, Marijo and Maddie Mendyk, Amber Carter and Madeline Pulley, great grandchildren; Makayla, Makensie and Kyle Eason and Josh’s soon-to-be son; Brody Harrison, sisters; Betty Pearson and husband Tom of Youngsville, Violet Allen and husband Ed of Zebulon, brothers; Lafayette Denton and wife Lois of Wake Forest, Larry Denton and wife Becky of Apex and a “buddy” of 50 years; Ed Blackley.

Douglas meant the world to his family, friends and so many others. He influenced the lives of many in a tremendous way. He loved the outdoors and was a very avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the thrill of the wild and the feel of warm sun on his face with a gentle breeze over the water. He has been the patriarch of the ‘Denton’ family since he was 15 years old. Douglas loved his family and they were near and dear to his heart, not just his immediate family but his extended family as well. Another passion of Douglas’s was cooking. He loved to throw a pig-pick’in, BBQ chicken or fish fry and all were welcome to come out and eat.

Friends may visit with the family from 12:30-1:45 PM prior to the service in the church sanctuary and all other times at the home.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC (919-556-5811)

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