Funeral service for Donald Robert Denton, age 66, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 12 PM Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Ann Hatcher and Rev. Tommy Vann officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, March 1st at Higgins Funeral Home.
Don was born on January 4, 1956, in Fayetteville, TN to Sarah Denton Carter and the late William R. Denton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology from Middle Tennessee State University and worked as a geologist with CDG. Mr. Denton previously served as an elder, deacon and choir singer at Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and he is currently a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.
Don loved his family dearly and was known to make everyone smile. He loved to play guitar, sing, play games, golf, and swim. Mr. Denton leaves the legacy with his family of being the best Dad, Pop, and Poppy. He taught his family about woodworking and how to be full of life. Don passed away on February 25, 2022, at Lincoln Medical Center, in Fayetteville.
In addition to his mother, Sarah Carter, survivors include his loving wife of 16 years, Teresa Fann Denton; his beloved daughters, Lindsay Denton (Heath) Baumhor of Nashville, TN, and Whitney Hope (Mitch) McDannald of Fayetteville, GA; pop’s grandchildren include, Ever Baumhor, Wynter McDannald, and Owen McDannald; his siblings, Robert (Jennifer) Carter, Donna (Jeff) Anderson, and Lucy (Brian) Tucker; uncle, Robert L. Humphrey; nieces and nephews, Braden (Hailey) Anderson, Casie (Griffin) Schamp, Gray Carter, and Molly Carter; and a great-nephew, Cole Anderson.
Memorials may be made to First Tee, P.O. Box 3055, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004. At First Tee, they’re empowering kids and teens through the game of golf. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Donald Robert Denton.
So sorry to hear about Don’s passing ! We grew up together and he will be missed by all !! Prayers for the family. Pat Strong Reese
Mrs. Sarah & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Prayers for comfort. Kay Howard Honey
Your life was a blessing your memory was a treasure,You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measures. RIP Don 🙏
I can remember trips to Panama City Florida with Sarah, Don, and my Mother Carol Jackson.
Dondo and I were high school classmates and good friends during those years. I have many, many fond memories of him and will keep his loved ones in my thoughts.
I loved Don Denton! Not only was he the son of my best friend, he was my friend! I taught Don at Fay. jr. Hi. He was a good student, but that did not impress him. He loved making people laugh. He was excellent at it! I can recall too many instances that might embarrass some so I’ll just remember to chuckle to myself. He was an absolute delight! My hope and prayer is that his mother and wonderful wife, Teresa, know how much light he shined on others that were on the sidelines looking in. RIP! My wonderful friend!
We are so sorry for the loss of your brother.
Keeping you & your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Your CBBC Bank family
I won’t be able to attend the funeral due to work but please know your family is in my prayers! Don was who I dealt with at CDG and he was a wonderful person to do business with and I considered him my friend. I’ve missed seeing him since his retirement but it thrilled me that he had retired to spend time with his family. My sincere condolences for the entire family.
Petroleum Sales, Inc
Teresa & Aunt Sarah, my heart goes out to you- I cannot imagine your sorrow. I have a few good memories of playing with my cousin “Dondo” at the home on the hill in Fayetteville. I will keep you in my prayers & may God hold you close.
Don is was the best borther in law that one could ever have. Im so glad I was able to to witness the happiness he brought to my sisters Teresa & Whitney & the whole family.the friends that’s became family. My heart & prayers goes out to ALL..
Teresa, 20 years have flown by. I am very sorry for your loss. Don was a very nice man. I enjoyed his company when we played a little music.My prayers are for you to have a peace that passes all understanding during this sad sad time. Love you
Ms Sarah and family,
I remember “Dondo”living beside my O’Neal cousins on Lawndale in Radio City. Haven’t seen him in years!
May God be with you all during this time.
So sorry to hear this news. Fond memories from our childhood. Thinking of Mrs. Sarah and the entire family.