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James Michael "Mike" Denton

May 25, 1957 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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James Michael “Mike” Denton of Taylorsville, KY, the son of the late James Thomas Denton and Willa Dean Pitcock Denton, was born May 25, 1957 in Louisville, KY and departed this life on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at his residence. He was 66 years of age.

He had professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Denton served his country honorably in the United States Navy and was assigned to Seal Team 3. Once he was discharged, he returned to Ft. Knox and worked as a tank mechanic and later retired from the Ford Motor Company in Louisville. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids and was a self-described family man.

He is survived two children: Michael Anthony Denton and Jamie Michelle Wheatley and husband Ryan. Three chosen children: Tim Underwood, Kevin Underwood and Karri Underwood.

Five grandchildren Kristopher Denton, Ayden Denton, Vincent Wheatley, Rynn Wheatley, and Jacob Pike.

His companion: Ann Foreman, Two sisters and one brother: Lavinia Denton, Roger Denton and Tonya Denton.

There will be a funeral service for James Michael “Mike” Denton on Monday August 28, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home Chapel, 1765 new Columbia Rd. in Campbellsville. Bro. Jim Collison Sr. will officiate.

The family requests visitation on Monday August 28, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. until time of the service at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home.

Mr. Denton will be awarded full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard with cremation to follow the service.



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August 28, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Funeral Service
August 28, 2023

1:00 PM
L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718


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