1st Sgt. William C. Denton

October 26, 1931August 8, 2018

1st Sgt. William C. Denton, USMC Retired. Served 1949 – 1969. Korean War (Chosin Few survivor) and Vietnam, 1966-67. Loving husband of 55 years to Nina; survivors sons Braden (Alison) and Craig (Kathy); grandchildren Brason (Megan), Nick (Shelby), Hannah, Bella, Samantha, and Travis; great-grandchild Liora; and numerous relatives. Final respects are being held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Services provided by Sunland Memorial Park & Mortuary, Sun City, AZ. He loved his family and the Corps. Rest In Peace, you earned it.


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 5, 2018

1st Sgt. William C. Denton

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Sheila MacDonald

August 17, 2018

Dear Aunt Nina, Brad, Craig, and family,
It has been a long time since seeing you! I hope you know how much Uncle Bill meant to me, Jim, Mom & Dad.
Epitome of Truth, Honor, Integrity.

barbara garabedian

August 16, 2018

Sending my sympathy to you and your family.
so many great memories of our times together
at the Chosin Few Reunions
Barbara Garabedian

Philip and Fran Fidel

August 14, 2018

Bill was one of the kindest and most gentle man we have known. He never had a bad work to say about anyone and was always cheerful when around his friends. I (Phil) remember when I lost my Joan and came down to El Mirage alone. It was late when I arrived at the resort. As I was backing up and getting the rig ready to settle in for the night I was fishing the sewer hose into the dump when I turned around and there stood Bill and he gave me a reassuring hug that all was going to be well. I believe we have remained close friends with the Dentons both Joan and Fran and I. He will be missed but he is now in the arms of the Lord taking charge of shaping up the heavenly Host to do the bidding of His Eternal Father. He is no longer tethered to an oxygen tank and is free to flit among the heavens pain free. We miss you Bill but take comfort in that we will meet again when we can all dance around the heavens.