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
Shade, TN.

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
everyone.

Bro. Matthew Stafford and Bro. James Bybee  will  officiate  at
the services.

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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