On December 23, 1966, he married Betty L. McClead who preceded him in death on October 23, 2001.
He is survived by one son, Rick Denton of Marietta and his sister Shirley Sayres of Marietta. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 sisters, Marleen and Gladys, and 3 brothers, Richard, Leo, and Pearl.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial following in Moss Run Cemetery will full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 pm on Monday with family present 2-4 and 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.