On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Douglas Dean Denton, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 80.
Dean was born on January 13, 1942 in White County , TN to Richard and Docia (Sanders) Denton. On December 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, enjoyed raising and training hunting dogs. He loved farming, 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 , and his mother, Docia, as well as his brothers Nelson, Lloyd, and his sister, Clata. He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter, Christi, and his granddaughter, Elliott.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 18th, 2022 at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta, TN. Family will receive friends and family beginning at Noon, with service to follow at 3 pm.