James Howard Denton, known as "Shorty", was born February 23, 1926, to Weldon Winifred and Rilla Mae Ward Denton, and passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital, in Houston, Missouri, on April 3, 1995, making his age 69 years, 1 month, and 11 days.
He was united in marriage to Lucille Sullivan on August 7, 1948. To this union four children were born: one daughter, Marla Kay; and three sons, Lenual (Buck) Lee, Jimmy Ray, and Timmy Joe.
Shorty was a truck driver and hauled slabs, lumber, etc. He filled the first charcoal kiln for Craig Charcoal. He loved camping and fishing with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Rilla denton; one sister, Pauline Butts; and one brother, David Denton.
Shorty was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandpa. He
had many nieces, nephews, inlaws, and friends. Shorty will be sadly
missed by all.
Our loss is heaven's gain.
In Memory of J.H. "Shorty" Denton
Date of Birth
February 23, 1926
Date of Death
April 3, 1995
Services Held at
Duncan Funeral Chapel
April 6, 1995
Rev. Bud Younger
Danny Terrill Dennis Denton
Donnie Layman Mark House
Dana Hart Ray Ross
by Vera Evans
Our Community has lost many citizens in death this spring. This week has been no exception.
J.H. Shorty Denton passed away Monday night after a long battle following
heart surgery. He had been moved to Texas County Hospital in Houston
after he seemed to be improving. Our sympathy and love are extended
to each member of his family.
Denton and Related Families
Genealogy of Elaine Denton
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