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Billy Gene Denton

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Shawnee resident Billy Gene Denton, 90, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at Johnson Cemetery with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Billy was born July 11, 1929, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Cleo Denton and Mildred (Mendel) Wheaton.

On Sept. 4, 1956, he married Mary Alice Garner.

He retired from the United States Army after serving 20 years. He was also retired from TAFB after 22 years.

He enjoyed quilting and was a long time square dancer with the Shawnee Square 8’s. He was a Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Denton and Mildred Wheaton, his wife Mary, and a son-in-law, Dewey Ballard.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Teri Denton; daughter and son-in-law: Crystal and Dennis Schimmel; daughter: Melody Ballard; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews and one brother-in-law.