James Lee Denton

August 16, 1926 – September 4, 2020
James Lee Denton, 94, was called home Sept. 4, 2020 in Marble Falls, TX.
A celebration of life will happen on a later date.
James was born to Lee and Cleta Denton on Aug. 16, 1926 on a farm near Stoneburg. Upon graduation from Stoneburg High in 1943, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater as a transport truck driver. On return home, he worked several jobs, including Southwestern Bell Telephone, a policeman in Seminole and later as a cross-country truck driver. He married Shirley Sumrall, and they had four children. He later married Norma Hammons Northcutt and they were together for 59 years. He served as a devoted deacon at Belmont Baptist Church for many years in Odessa. He was a dedicated man of faith, taking care of the church grounds, washing the dishes after the Wednesday evening meals and always remembering to sweep the sidewalks on Sunday before services.
James will be remembered for his most generous, warm and welcoming smile. A giving soul, he and Norma lived their lives giving and helping all those who they met that were in need. He loved meeting people and “never saw a stranger.” He was hard-working, generous, and loving.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Cleta Denton.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; son Raymond Keith Denton and wife, Sandy, Nicholasville, KY; daughters, Lynda Sue Sievers and husband, Mike, San Antonio, Pamela Kay Denton, Mesa, AZ and Tracy Edwards, Grandfalls; sisters, Carrie Corrick, Dallas, Oneita Wallis, Dallas and Beverly Stephens and husband, J.C., Saint Jo; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews; several cousins and caretakers Joe and Virginia Hinds of Granite Shoals.
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27
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