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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: 864-839-2334
Fax: 864-839-2335
Lamar Denton

Lamar Denton

Saturday, November 20th, 1926 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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Blacksburg - Lamar Denton, 92, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Brookdale Spring Arbor in Rock Hill, SC surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, Blacksburg, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 pm. Interment will be at Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney, SC.

Born in Blacksburg, SC on November 20, 1926, Mr. Denton was a son of Frank and Dovie Barnette Denton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Frances Hardin Denton.

Lamar proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during WWII. He saw action in the Pacific Theater which included the Liberation of the Philippines and the Occupation of Japan.

He retired from Duke Energy after 35 years of service. He served his community as a member of the Blacksburg Fire Department for 65 years. Lamar was a life member of the VFW Post 4941 and the American Legion.

As a member of First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, he was a former deacon and Sunday School Secretary of the Church. Mr. Denton is survived by his son, Francis Lamar (Frank) Denton and wife, Linda, of York, SC; his three grandchildren, Meredith Denton Farias and husband, Juan, of New York City, NY, Alex Denton and wife, Courtney, of Rock Hill, SC, and Allison Denton McMeans and husband, Jeff, of Troutville, VA; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Denton Kirby of Gaffney, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blacksburg Park Fund, PO Box 654, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

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  • First Visitation

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary Chapel
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, SC 29702
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jeff Connell
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 |
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, South Carolina 29341
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Dave Stanford

Posted at 09:26am
Frank, deepest sympathies in the loss of your Dad. We know you are proud of him and to be his son. Dave and Carol Stanford

Redeemer City to City

Posted at 04:11pm
Meredith and Family, We are praying for you during this time. May the joy of knowing Lamar is home, overshadow your sorrow. Love, The City to City Team
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