Marvin Darrell Denton
Marvin Darrell Denton, 81, of Springfield died at 7:45 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1932 in Springfield. He married JoAnn Wendell Bennett on November 24, 1964 and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2007.
He was a member of St. Agnes Church and longtime choir member. Mr. Denton was a resident of Springfield, all of his life. He was a teacher and basketball coach at Rochester in the 1960’s. He retired from District 186 where he was a school teacher for over 40 years.
Private funeral services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home or St. Agnes Choir.
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Darrell and Joannie and the boys were life-long friends of the Hart Family. Many fantastic memories were made at Sunset Lake and each member of the Hart clan has personal memories of Darrell and the impression he made on our lives. George said that he was a good man and the best basketball coach he ever had. Lorraine said Darrell always made her feel special and had a contagious optimistic outlook on life. George and Lorraine admired the love and devotion Darrell had for Joannie and cherish the visits the two of them faithfully made to St. Joe's to visit June. Stacey remembers Darrell's dry sense of humor and his uplifting laugh. Our love, sympathy, and prayers go out to Darrell's entire family. Can you imagine the party in heaven when Don, June, Joannie and Darrell reunite! They were truly the greatest generation!!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr Denton was my basketball and track coach for several years at Rochester; he was always fun, happy and caring. Thank you Mr Denton for all those cold Saturday mornings for basketball practice in that cold gym where the locker room was even colder but we listened to every word you said. You were a positive roll model and very caring. You left this world better than you found it....I would not have traded the experience.
Darrell was my uncle and I regret not being more in touch. We sort of grew up together even though he was 4 years older than I. I have many memories of him and especially his love for music and singing as I, too, was interested in those things. May God bless all of his friends and family.
Darrell was my great-uncle and I only met him once. However, his smile was not ever forgotten! I am praying for all of his family and friends during this time.
darrell was my uncle and we grew up together.i joined the navy when i was 17 and left springfield. . i have always admirid darrell as he worked hard and worked his way so he could go to school. later teaching school. he was my hero. his devotion to his wife was wondefful.jim whittaker 8011 southaven cr.w. southaven ms 38671phone 662=393=8882 email [email protected] my prayers and love willo be with the family.
Although I rarely talked to him & we were not close, (He was my great-uncle.) I know he will be missed. He was a nice guy. May Jesus bless & comfort his family & all who were close to him.
Jim Walker posted on 1/10/14
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Darrell was my uncle and he taught me a lot about life. I grew up with him because my grandmother (his mom) raised me. Contact me at [email protected] Jim and Kay Walker