James Lee Denton
August 16, 1926 – September 4, 2020
James Lee Denton, 94, was called home September 4, 2020, in Marble Falls, Texas. James was born to Lee and Cleta Denton on August 16, 1926, on a farm near Stoneburg.
Upon graduation from Stoneburg High, he joined the US Army and served in the Pacific Theater as a transport truck driver. On return home, he worked several jobs, including Southwestern Bell Telephone, a policeman in Seminole, TX, and later as a cross-country truck driver.
He married Shirley Sumrall, and they had four children. He later married Norma Hammons Northcutt. He served as a devoted deacon at Belmont Baptist Church for many years in Odessa, Texas. He was a dedicated man of faith, taking care of the church grounds, washing the dishes after the Wednesday evening meals and always remembering to sweep the sidewalks on Sunday before services.
He loved meeting people and “never saw a stranger.” He was hard-working, generous, and loving. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Cleta Denton. He is survived by Norma, his wife of 59 years; son Raymond Keith Denton and wife Sandy of Nicholasville, KY; daughters Lynda Sue Sievers and husband Mike of San Antonio, Pamela Kay Denton of Mesa, AZ, and Tracy Edwards of Grandfalls; sisters Carrie Corrick of Dallas, Oneita Wallis of Dallas, and Beverly Stephens and husband J.C. of Saint Jo; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece, two nephews, several cousins, and caretakers Joe and Virginia Hinds of Granite Shoals.
James will be remembered for his most generous, warm and welcoming smile. A giving soul, he and Norma lived their lives giving and helping all those who they met that were in need
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
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James Lee Denton
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September 15, 2020
Mr. Denton will be greatly Missed. My prayers and love is extended to this family as they remember this great Man.
September 14, 2020
To some I don't know who James was to you-James, Jim, Jimbo, Mr D, Mr Denton,Deacon, friend, family, co-worker-to me he was Grandpa and I was "Tuffy" He was always a strong honest and faithful man. He loved his God his church and his family. I have memories of him building us a tent with t posts and a tarp and eating popsicles in the rain when we were LITTLE me Larry Tambric and Casey and lots of memories about different big trucks he drove over the years, to many to tell in 2k words. He moved away from Odessa in 2013 or 14? And I never saw him since 💔 I want to beg and plead to anyone who reads this to love who you have left while you still can. Don't be like me and work so much you forget to live, MAKE time for your loved ones and forgive whatever insignificant thing that has kept you from talking to someone for years because once they're gone they're gone and you might not even get to say goodbye. It's to little to late but I love you Grandpa - not so "Tuffy"💔😢😭
September 9, 2020
Daddy was a gentle giant. He was a loving father and husband. He was a kind, giving human being.
He was a servant of God which has surely earned him his place now in heaven. We'll miss you so much Daddy. Love you so much.
September 8, 2020
There are no words to express how saddened I am by the passing of James. He was such a sweet man who was always smiling. I don't think a day went by that he wasn't in bright spirits. James will always be remembered as the sweet man that he was. My most heartfelt prayers go out to his wife and family. May he rest among the angels. Farewell James, until we meet again.