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Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, TX

OBITUARY

Dr. Wendall E. Denman

September 19, 1936March 17, 2020
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Dr. Wendall Denman, age 83 of Tyler, Texas passed away on March 17, 2020. Visitation will be at 5:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Funeral Service will be limited to the immediate family only on Friday, March 27, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned at a later date. Dr. Denman was born on September 19, 1936 in Baytown, Texas to Winbourne and Lillian Denman. He loved being a Boy Scout and achieved the highest honor as Eagle Scout. After high school, he also attended Lee Junior College. He went to the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery and was a devoted UT Longhorn fan. He served four years as a Dental Officer in the Navy’s Seabees with two of those years in Vietnam. After leaving the military, he moved his family back to Texas, residing in Tyler. He held a private Family Dental practice office for 42 years, where his patients were his family. He retired from his Dental Practice in 2006. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He loved playing “42” (Dominoes). Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law: Dane and Jenny (Toledo) Denman. Daughter and son-in- law: Danica (Denman) and Eddie Acosta. Son: Drew Denman. Grandchildren: Xavier Acosta, Alexandria Acosta, Blaze Acosta, Skye Acosta. His Beloved of 25 years, Linda Carpenter. Extended family: Yvonne Garrett. Keith Carpenter and his daughters, Morgan and Grace. Kyle and Shanda Carpenter and their daughters, Karlie and Kenlie. Fred and Mellany Gibbon and their daughter Katelyn Ortiz.

Due to recent restrictions and enforcements put in place by the CDC and Texas governor Abbott’s orders to limit gatherings to 10 people or less, we ask that only immediate family members attend ceremonies and also those who are feeling ill to stay home. We ask for your patience and understanding as we do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and try to protect our families that we serve during this very difficult time.

Services

  • A Time of Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • A Celebration of Wendall's Life Friday, March 27, 2020

Memories

Dr. Wendall E. Denman

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Mark Hiliin

March 31, 2020

Dr. Denman as I called him was one of the kindest, finest men I ever met. He was always good to me since I was a small child. He fixed my teeth on many occasions and also included me in activities I thought I would never be a part of. He gave me lifelong advice that I will never forget. He was deeply genuine and a wonderful Christian man that had a softer soul but a dominating presence that you couldn’t help but respect. His smile was infectious and everlasting. I will miss him dearly. May you rest peacefully Doc and say hi to my Dad in heaven for me.

Norma Bell-Seago

March 26, 2020

As a Student at REL High School in the Work Program during my Junior and Senior Years, Dr. Denman trained me in Dental Assisting! He was also my childhood dentist, and could give the best oral shots before a procedure! I have had many a shot since those years, and his were the Best! He was a Great Man and Friend! My Prayers of Comfort and Strength To You All.
BIG Hugs and Love,
Norma Bell-Stokes Seago

Yvonne Garrett

March 24, 2020

First of all let me say it was my privilege to work for my Doc for 23 years He was not only my boss but my friend He was a prince of a man RIP my Doc. You will be missed by my family

Mellany Gibbon

March 20, 2020

Doc was an adopted member of our family. My sister Yvonne worked as his dental assistant for 23 years. My other sister Linda was his girlfriend for 25 years and caregiver for the last several. We enjoyed many wonderful years with Doc. My Favorite memories are from hours of playing 42! We loved to talk smack about the Longhorns versus the Aggies. He and my husband Fred always had some kind of antic going which would keep us all in stitches! He loved my daughter Katelyn and she loved him!
We all loved Doc and will miss him dearly! However, we rejoice in the fact that his body is healed and he is spending eternity with his Savior Jesus Christ 🙏

Donna Daniell

March 20, 2020

I want to begin by saying Uncle Wendall was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed my visits him through the years. He always had a smile and great advice for life. He loved his family and friends. I will miss him greatly. I loved him very much and will always remember him fondly Rest in Heavenly Peace Uncle "Doc" Wendall.♥️

Karen Jackson

March 19, 2020

I truly loved that we got the privilege of meeting Doc. I enjoyed our conversation at the dinner table and wished I had met him earlier. He will be missed by many.

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