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Billy Gene Denton

 

March 26, 2020

Shawnee resident Billy Gene Denton, 90, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home.

Graveside services were set for 2 pm today (Thursday) at Johnson Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Billy was born July 11, 1929, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Cleo Denton and Mildred (Mendel) Wheaton. On Sept. 4, 1956, he married Mary Alice Garner. He retired from the United States Army, after serving 20 years. He was also retired from TAFB, after 22 years.

He enjoyed quilting and was a longtime square dancer with the Shawnee Square 8’s. He was a Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Denton and Mildred Wheaton; his wife Mary; and a son-in-law, Dewey Ballard.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Teri Denton; daughter and son-inlaw: Crystal and Dennis Schimmel; daughter Melody Ballard; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and one brother-in-law.

 

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