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Mr. William O. “Billy” Denton

Mr. William O. “Billy” Denton age 80 of Lebanon passed away February 16, 2020.  Born in the Grant Community of Smith County, he was the son of the late Robert Henry Denton and Margaret Conatser Denton.  He was a 1957 Graduate of Lebanon High School and was of the Presbyterian faith.  His career path carried him to Ohio where he owned and operated Mayflower and Atlas Moving Companies for over thirty-years. He also owned Lakewood Liquors.   After retiring he moved back home to Lebanon and one of his joys was helping organize numerous 1957 Lebanon High class reunions.  He and several of his classmates got together often for breakfast.  He was preceded in death by his son:  Chris Denton; and brother, Robert Denton.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Susan Bush Denton; three children:  Cathy (Larry) Anderson, Jason Denton, and Robin (Chris) Webster; three grandchildren:  Cameron, Nathan and Molly Webster; sister-in-law, Joan Denton; nephew, Rick (Deneice) Spurgeon.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Rick Spurgeon officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Active Pallbearers:  Jason Denton, Chris Webster, Mike Turner, Neal Shipper, John Mark Sloan, Carl Ragland, Cameron and Nathan Webster.  Honorary Pallbearers:  James Walker, Walter Vanatta, Larry Anderson, Billy Havis.  Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. and Friday after 10 a.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Faye Woodall says:
    I didnt knowBilly very well. I was in his physics class at Lebanon High. Personable and great sense of humor. Sorry for his passing.
  2. Haywood Barry says:
    Billy and I once were news boys together. We had great fun. You could not be around Billy and not have fun. What a lovely man. He will be missed by all. Our Condolence to his family. Haywood and Jean Barry
  3. JOE WILKERSON says:
    I’m so sorry that I did not know until now about Billy’s passing. I was a 57 graduate with him and always enjoyed seeing him.