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JP Denton

May 3, 1929 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 92)


J.P. Denton, age 92 of Morristown passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at home. He was a member of Alpha Baptist Church and retired from Enka after 36 years. He also served in the Army during the Korean War from 1948-1950.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Flossie Denton; brother, Paul Denton and wife Gladys, brother, Charles Denton and wife Jean; sister, Aileen Mills; daughter, Patty Denton; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Copeland; and son-in-law, Bruce Plum.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Denton; daughter, Karen (Frankie) Ward; bonus daughters, Angie Plum and Charla (Tim) Bruns; grandchildren, Samuel and Chloe Ward; bonus grandchildren, Brooke (Cody)Whitt, Christopher (Arleth) Plum, Cameron Copeland, Katie (Wes) Dennis, Evan and Ryan Bruns; and great-grandson Natanael Plum; brother- in- law, Cecil Mills; and sister- in- law, Villa Ray (Bob); and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 1 - 3 with funeral at 3:00 pm at Stetzer Bales Funeral Home in Morristown with the Rev. Terry Kirby officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be:  Christopher Plum, Samuel Ward, Cody Whitt, Frankie Ward, Danny Mills and Blake Gordon.

Honorary pallbearers are Cameron Copeland and Cecil Mills.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kingswood School P.0. Box 5000 Bean Station, TN 37708.

Arrangements by Stetzer Bales Funeral Home in Morristown.


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Receiving of Friends
March 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home
146 East Main Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Funeral Service
March 13, 2022

3:00 PM
Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home
146 East Main Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Graveside/Interment Service
March 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Hamblen Memory Gardens

Morristown, TN

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