Kenneth Charles Denney
October 30, 1932 – October 10, 2020
Kenneth Charles Denney passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 10, 2020.
He was born on October 30, 1932 in Alex, Oklahoma to Sherman and Elsie Denney.
Ken was a beloved father, husband, coach, advisor and friend. He loved being a Papa. As the world’s biggest OU fan, we know he loved the Sooner’s overtime victory the morning of his passing. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1955. While stationed in England, he met the love of his life, Valerie Heaven. They married on November 13, 1955 and spent close to 65 years together.
Ken graduated from Tulsa University, and went on to earn a Master’s in Aeronautical and Space Engineering from Oklahoma University.
He was a highly respected engineer for the B-52 and B-1 bombers at Tinker AFB. After retiring from Civil Service, he went to work for Boeing on the E-3 AWACS. Ken was a man of great strength, character and integrity.
He is survived by his wife Valerie, and children Sherry (Robert Young), Karen (John Mauer), and Larry Denney (Denise). Grandchildren Shanna, Roman, Austin, Raquel, Levi and great grandchildren Madie, Bella, Karsen, and Brett.
A special thanks to Centennial Hospice especially Lori, Janet, Shauna and Kalyn, and all of our loving caregivers Siera, Angie, Tammy, Wendy, Liz, Sharon and Ethel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Bill Eisenhour NE Funeral Home Oklahoma City, OK.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Bill Eisenhour NE Funeral Home Chapel, Oklahoma City, OK with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, OK.
- Roman Mauer, Pallbearer
- Austin Phillips, Pallbearer
- Levi Denney, Pallbearer
- Jeff Garder, Pallbearer
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Kenneth Charles Denney
October 12, 2020
Will miss this Uncle. He was very sweet and I will cherish the times we got to visit. He took the time to come to one of my state ballgames. He gave me advice on the times I called and asked his opinions. I have some of the best pictures of my kids and family because of his sharing with us. Love you and will miss you. Jojo