Marvin  Denton Jr.


Marvin D. Denton Jr., 81, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Bradley and the Rev. Terry Quick officiating. Burial will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Denton was born in Freeman, Va. on Feb. 18, 1938, to the late Marvin and Josephine Denton Sr. He graduated from Oglethorpe High School in 1956 and received a B.S. from Georgia Southern University and an MEd and MS from Georgia College & State University. He married Sandra Edwards in 1959 and they have lived in Milledgeville since 1969. Mr. Denton was a public school teacher for five years in Oglethorpe, Ga. and was a VR counselor and district director for the Division of Rehab Services until his retirement in 1993. He was a member and served as a deacon of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jo Peacock. Mr. and Mrs. Denton traveled extensively and visited 29 countries on all seven continents.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Edwards Denton of Milledgeville; two sons, Darius Denton (Jeff) of Atlanta, Kent Denton (Melanie) of Milledgeville; two grandchildren, Avery Denton (Erin) and Riley Denton.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church P.O. Box 795, Milledgeville, Ga. 31059.
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Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on May 13, 2019
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