Wayne Austin Denton Sr., 90, rural Roann, died at 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home. He was born on Sept. 29, 1930, in Searcy, Ark., to Jack and Nora (Smith) Denton.
Wayne was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Betty Irene Lewis in Searcy, Ark. on May 30, 1950; she died Sept. 28, 1995. He was an electrician for Wollins Plastic Factory in St. Joe, Mich. Wayne was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Niles, Michigan. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and camping.
He is survived by seven children Joyce (Nels) Stohl of Florissant, Colo.; Bill (Maria) Denton of Owensville, Ky.; Dwight (Susie) Denton of Roann; Richard (Latonya) Denton of St. Joe, Mich.; Robert (Sandra) Denton of Roann; Patty (Ricky) Rabideau of Mooers Forks, N.Y.; and August (Albert) Denton of Long Beach, Calif.; 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Wayne Austin Denton, Jr., three grandsons, one great-grandson, 15 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Roann Food Pantry.