He was an Air Force veteran and a former employee of Big Rivers and Walmart of Beaver Dam, Kentucky.
He was a Kentucky Colonel, a past Lions Club member, a founding member of the Fordsville Historical Society and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Fordsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex Jr. and Enzie Denton, and his wife, Elaine Denton.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Cole Denton, of Hartford; a stepdaughter, Erica (Tim) Moore; a stepson, Chris Pate; and three granddaughters, Geyna Moore, Tori Moore, and Amelia Pate.
We would like to thank Caretenders of Ohio County and Hospice of Ohio County for their loving care.
Private graveside services will be at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to New Hope Baptist Church.
Condolences can be made at gearyfuneral.com.