Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Bruce Denton, 88, of
Whitleyville, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday,
December 10, 2011, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery
in the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 P.M. – 8 P.
M., and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at
Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
He was born July 28, 1923, in Clay County, TN, to the late
Hiram Denton and Lula Turner Denton. On April 19, 1945,
he was married to the late Eutolia Minchey Denton, who
passed away September 28, 2003. He was retired, and a
member of the Haydenburg Church of Christ.
He was a former member of the Jackson County Quarterly
Court, and a former supervisor of the Tennessee State
Department of Transportation. He was an avid horse lover and
farmer, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death
by 4 Brothers and 3 Sisters-in-Law: Mascus (Vera) Denton,
Ray (Helen) Denton, Morris (Estelle) Denton, and Graden
Denton; and 3 Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Edna (Heady)
Jenkins, Gertrude (Lecture) Keith, and Ethel (Eldon) Witcher.
Survivors include 1 Daughter: Jimmie (Wayne) Wiley of
Whitleyville, TN; 1 Grandson: Kevin (Melinda) Wiley of
Whitleyville, TN; 2 Great Grandsons: Samuel Dwayne and
Garrett Lee Wiley; 2 Brothers-in-Law: Charles (Helen)
Minchey of Lebanon, TN, and Roy (Debbie) Minchey of
Carthage, TN; and 1 Sister-in-Law: Dolores Cook of Pleasant
He had so many special nieces and nephews; all whom he
held dear, but some, Eldon and Kalin Witcher, Mable Hall, and
Judy Eslick, were like his grandchildren. Others include Nancy
Turner, Mike Denton, Janie Billingsley, Karen Ferre, Geneva
Kirven, Carol Bartlison, Carol Newman, Jo Helen Keith, and
Shannon and David Minchey. There were so many cousins and
friends. Sam was a people person and enjoyed talking to
Bro. Matthew Stafford and Bro. James Bybee will officiate at
Memorial donations may be made to the Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital; Union Hill Cemetery, Clay County; or the
Alzheimer’s Association by contacting the funeral home.
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