John R. Denley

John R. Denley, Jr., age 74, resident of Collierville, Tennessee and husband of
Donna Denley, departed this life Saturday morning, December 25, 2021 at the
Naval Station in Millington, Tennessee.

John was born February 22, 1947 in Coffeeville, Mississippi, the son of the late
John R. Denley, Sr. and Carmen Pate Denley. He received his education in
Coffeeville and served his country in the United States Navy as a Chief Petty
Officer, retiring from the United States Department of Defense. He was a lifetime
member of the VFW and a Vietnam Veteran who served three tours. John was a
former resident of Bartlett and Brownsville, Tennessee and was married May 27,
1978 to the former Donna Bartram. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church
in Brownsville. Mr. Denley was a great wealth of historical knowledge and
enjoyed Civil War reenactments including Morton’s Battery, carpentry and
Mr. Denley is survived by his wife, Donna Denley; two sons, John Paul Denley
(Becky) of Hudson, FL and Ronald Denley (Debbie) of Little River, SC; his sister,
Margaret McGrory (Charlie); his sister-in-law, Diane E. Keeling (Larry) of Prescott
Valley, AZ; eight grandchildren, Amber Denley, Austin Denley, Brandon Denley,
Devon Denley, Rylee Denley, Charleigh Denley, Abbi Denley and Phillip Denley;
two great-grandchildren; six nieces, Renee Horvath, Tara Mear, Rachel May,
Rebecca Manley, Amber Meehan and Emily McGrory; two nephews, Jason
Keeling and Nick Keeling; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and his very
special extended family, Roger Wild and Judy Love.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Denley
and his brother, Richard Denley
Memorial Services for Mr. Denley will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 4,
2022 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Bro. Lonnie Robinson,
pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Brownsville, officiating. A private interment
will be in the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. A visitation
for Mr. Denley will be from 10 to 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the
Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland.
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