Sergeant First Class Denton Earl James, 89 of Perry, OK, passed away early Sunday morning July 9, 2017. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry.
Denton was the son of Bill and Grace James of Oilton, OK. Denton and his twin brother Delton were born on March 3, 1928, in Creek County, OK, between Pole Cat and Dog Creek.
He is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Helen Faye James. They were married at Medicine Lodge, KS. Denton served in the military for 20 years. He worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for 15 years.
He is survived by 2 brothers, Bill James of Elk City, OK, JB James, of McComb, OK. 4 daughters, Sheryl James and Gene Brown of Palm Beach Garden, FL, Lorena and Craig Rouse, of Dodge City, KS, Patricia Bloom of Perry, OK, Brenda James of Perry, OK and 1 son David James of Lincoln, NE. 7 grandchildren, Kristopher Rouse, of Portsmouth, PA, Carlie Rouse of Dodge City, KS, Brandy And Jeremy Hise of Enid, OK, David Mitchell, of Stillwater, OK, Zerabeth Mitchell, of Perry, OK, Megan and Nathan Sandlin, of Garber, OK, Morgan Hearon, of Stillwater, OK. And 6 great grandchildren, Logan Hise, Grace Hise, Brandon Hearon, Ezira Hoggatt, Juleann Hearon, and Remington James Sandlin. There were many "adopted" children and grandchildren, as well as various other in laws and outlaws.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 1 sister.
Denton loved and served the Lord through his years. He was deeply loved by all of those who knew him. He never failed to have a witty comment or tall tale to share.
Visitation at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry will be on Wednesday, July 12 from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm with the family greeting friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Services will be Thursday, July 13 at 10:00 am in the Sumner Baptist Church with burial to follow at Grace Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Uncle Denton will be greatly missed , he always had a smile and a hug in his pocket every time anyone saw him I will never forget him and know we will see him again ❤️
Pauletta ThompsonEdmond, OK
I'm so very sorry for the loss of uncle Denton here on earth... The Heavens gained a sweet soul. ❤ Love and hugs to Aunt Faye & family - he will be missed.
Tiffany EnglishMoore, OK
So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat M GrimPerry, OK
We will miss your beautiful self Uncle
Billy and Kathy JamesElk City, OK
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Rhonda AlstonWagoner, OK
I know he was a great man and greatly missed. At the store we called him Trouble in fun with him. He was sweet and would kid us about things but always spoke Highly about his wife. Our store closed but we pray for him and his family.
Edit WagnerPerry, OK
Patti & Helen Faye - My heart just breaks for you. Your daddy/husband was such a kind man. I loved talking to him. Know that I am praying for you and family. Even though we know he is walking the streets of gold, he will be missed. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Love you!
Sherry GivensPerry, OK
In my thoughts and in my prayers! You are loved and will be missed.
With love from your niece,
Peggy James VeneklasenAmarillo, TX
Rhonda HoggattMulhall, OK
Our deepest sympathies, and in our thoughts and prayers, sending you love
Renita Sue Loyd & FamilyFlatwoods, WV
I never had the privilege of meeting this wonderful man. I do know his daughter Patti and from reading her posts I almost feel that I got to know him over the years. My heart goes out to all his family and friends and I pray that Father God will bring comfort and peace into your hearts. Remember this is not goodbye but only see you later in Jesus name
Pamela SandersNewberry, MI
I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for all of you in this difficult time. I will miss his smile and teasing me, love you all, Pj
Paula FishPerry, OK
Grandpa James was one of a kind.. had a great personality and big heart. He will always be loved and missed.
Hannah Primeauxabbeville, LA
G'PA James was a mans man. His wisdom was perfect. We were honored to have known him and the rest of his family. "God is near the broken hearted and desires to heal your brokenness.
Sammy & De Primeaux & Fly.Abbeville, LA
Helen and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nicole ClavinPerry, OK