Glenn T. Denton

March 7, 1947July 5, 2018
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Glenn T. Denton of Coats, departed this life on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Lifecare Hospital in Rocky Mount being 71 years of age. He was born March 7, 1947 in Coats, North Carolina to the late Carlyle Denton and the late Jean Williams Denton Young. Glenn was also preceded in death by his son Jody Glenn Denton. Glenn faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a locksmith by trade and worked as a civilian for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Fort Bragg for nearly 30 years before retiring. Glenn continued to service the Harnett, Johnston and Wake Counties communities into the present day. Glenn loved to spend his time riding his horses or watching a good western on T.V. or in the backseat with a DVD player while his wife and grandkids shopped. He loved to tell a good joke or simply tell stories of his horses named Rusty and App. Glenn was always readily available to go out to eat with friends and to fellowship. He loved his Lord and Savior and over the years had been a very diligent church worker. He served several years as Men's Ministry President at Gospel Tabernacle in Dunn. He always had a full time job as cook at the church and cooked for many big fundraisers along with his son, Scott. Glenn was a proud husband, father and grandfather.

Glenn leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Jo Ann U. Denton; son: Scott Thomas and wife Alice H. Denton of Coats; daughter: Tammy Denton Matthews and husband Tomie of Angier; grandchildren: Zachary Tew, Bradley Denton, Anna Denton, Tessa Denton, and Jodi Matthews; brothers: Harry Denton and wife Glenda of Coats, David Maynor and wife Sharon of Coats, Dickie Maynor and wife Pam of Selma; sister: Kim Allison and husband Steve of New Bern and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

You are cordially invited to a time of visitation on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home 401 W. Cumberland Street Dunn, NC 28334 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and other times at the home of Tammy Matthews, 167 Wells Lane, Angier, NC 27501.

A funeral service to commemorate the life of Glenn T. Denton will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home with Dr. John Hedgepeth and Rev. Tim Rice officiating. Musical selections will be offered by Allison Godwin. He will be laid to rest in Harnett Devotional Gardens 5665 Fairground Rd, Dunn, NC 28334 with Bradley Denton, Zack Tew, Jeff Medlin, Randy Smith, Wes Matthews and Travis Upchurch serving as pallbearers. Johnny Denton, Dale Denton, Jonathan Denton, Ricky Washington, Connie Godwin, Alton Hobbs, Lloyd Monds, Ronnie Warren, Lacy Maffey and Larry Parker will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Northwood Temple 4250 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311 or Glad Tidings Church 711 Fairground Rd, Dunn, NC 28334.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Carlyle Denton, Father
  • Jean Williams Denton Young, Mother
  • Jo Ann Upchurch Denton, Wife
  • Jody Glenn Denton, Son
  • Scott Thomas and wife Alice H. Denton, Son
  • Tammy Denton Matthews and husband Tomie, Daughter
  • Zachary Tew, Grandchild
  • Bradley Denton, Grandchild
  • Anna Denton, Grandchild
  • Tessa Denton, Grandchild
  • Jodi Matthews, Grandchild
  • Harry Denton and wife Glenda, Brother
  • David Maynor and wife Sharon, Brother
  • Dickie Maynor and wife Pam, Brother
  • Kim Allsion and husband Steve, Sister

  • Bradley Denton, Pallbearer
  • Zack Tew, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Medlin, Pallbearer
  • Randy Smith, Pallbearer
  • Wes Matthews, Pallbearer
  • Travis Upchurch, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Denton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dale Denton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Denton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricky Washington, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Connie Godwin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alton Hobbs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lloyd Monds, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Warren, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Parker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lacy Maffey, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Receiving Of Friends Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Glenn T. Denton

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Rev. Tony & Barbara Beasley

July 7, 2018

Jo Ann & Family,
Tony and I are very sorry for the loss of your precious Loved One. Our hearts were very sadden when our son called us and told us the news. We have known Glenn and the family for many years. He was and is such a wonderful man always had a smile and would always talk about the Lord when we would be around him. He has truly been a Blessing to our family. There has been several times that we would be in need of help to either unlock our car and keys out or need locks on our house changed and all we would have to do is call Glenn and he would be here as soon as he could. I know your hearts are so broken. I know with the faith that this family has and with the help of the Lord you will get this time of sorrow. We want you to know that we love you all very much and you are in our thoughts, our hearts and most of all our Prayers. We pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort as you go through these next days and weeks.

Psalms 30:5


Love & Prayers,
Rev. Tony & Barbara Beasley & Family Coats,N.C

Hope Turlington

July 7, 2018

I was one of the fortunate ones to grow up with Glenn. He was always kind and a stand up gentleman. He looked up to Harry. We all grew up and went our different ways and I never got to see him much after we graduated in the same class from Coats High School. Glenn would have to have a beautiful family and my heart felt good wishes are with them all. The Lord is good.


July 7, 2018

Jo Ann my thoughts and prayers are with you. Myself, Jimmy and George grew
up with Harry and Glenn. They are more like brothers than cousins.

My deepest sympathy.



Jo Ewing

July 6, 2018

Glenn's love for the Lord and his family was so apparent to anyone that knew him. I can remember having to get him to come help me unlock my car because l had locked my keys in the car. The whole time we keep talking about the "old" days. If we didn't believe in heaven times like this would be unbearable. I can only imagine the reunion going on in heaven right now as Glenn has been reunited with Joey and other family members. May God wrap his arms around Jo Ann, Scott and Tammy as well as the rest of the family and give them peace and comfort only He can give. We will be praying for the family and we send love and hugs.

Jo (Ann) and Butch Ewing

Peggy Lee

July 6, 2018

I too have fond memories of my very special cousin, Glenn!! He helped us farm when I was a child and he was a fast tobacco primer! He always took the time to stop and talk to me whenever he saw me. We always talked about those good old days!. I love you Glenn and you will be greatly missed!❤️❤️❤️ Praying for God’s precious comfort for the family!

Rick Washington

July 6, 2018

I have so many memories of good times with my cousin/brother Glenn! Our birthdays were one day apart and we grew up playing together, working together, and going to church together! My family sends our love and prayers to his whole family and his many friends. Enjoy your heavenly home and we will see again one day!