Roger Dale Denton

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ROGER DALE DENTON, 65, passed away May 12, 2019. He was born September 18, 1953 in Piedmont, Tennessee to the late James Conard & Helen Elizabeth Denton. He was a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville; Lincoln Memorial University; and Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA where he obtained a Masters in Divinity. He served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Pennington Gap, Virginia; Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Paint Lick; Grace Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio; Willow Grove Baptist Church & Junction City First Baptist Church, Danville. He also served as the Chaplain at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. At each one of these places of service he made lifelong friends that he loved dearly. He also loved the Tennessee Volunteers, working in the backyard, and traveling. However, his greatest passion was to the Lord and his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Cates. Dale is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Brenda; three sons, Anthony Dale “Tony” (Jennifer) Denton of Versailles, Aaron Kyle (Katrina) Denton of Stanford, and Johnny Jarod (Jennifer) Denton of Stanford; four grandchildren Seth, Meghan, Tyler and Kaiden; sister Debbie Robinson, and brother Dwight Denton. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14 from 3-7pm at Junction City First Baptist Church with a service to immediately follow. Graveside service will be Friday, May 17 beginning at 11am at Hillcrest Cemetery, Dandridge, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Junction City First Baptist Church Building Fund. Visitation: 3-7pm, Tuesday, May 14 at Junction City First Baptist Church with a service to immediately follow. Graveside service: Friday, May 17 beginning at 11am at Hillcrest Cemetery, Dandridge, TN

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  1. Brenda and Family, Words cannot express the sadness we feel about Dale’s passing! We are only sad because we can’t see him now but , one day we will all be together for eternity! Brenda we love you so much and will be there when you need us! God grant you and your precious family peace, comfort, and strength now and in the days ahead! Love, Eva and Delilah

  2. Brenda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dale was a great person who loved the Lord and his family and friends. We’ll always remember him for having that smile every time you saw him and for being so friendly and treating everyone the same. He will surely be missed by so many people. God Bless you and the family Brenda. You always showed your love for each other no matter where we saw you. We love you and we’re praying for you.

  3. Brother Dale was a fine man. Very kind and treated everyone with kindness and respect. He will be missed

  4. I was very honored to have known this man thru 35 years of ems got to share a lot of times with him ,listened to him several times as pastor different churchs,worked with his awesome wife at dana corp,this was truly get family going to be missed,talked to him about every sunday at junction city Baptist even missrd with him about that basketball team that very few like.LOVE YOU BROTHER MISS YOU BUT I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AND BRENDA LOVE YOU SWEETIE MAY GOD give you strength during brother dales loss and family.

  5. Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear about brother Dale. He was a great man and has had an amazing impact on me and my family in so many ways. I’ll never forget when my daddy was in icu and brother dale was admitted in the hospital him self for being sick he still got up and left his floor to come to icu to see my dad. That meant so much to me and my family. Just wanted you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love ya all

  6. Praying for family and brother Dale\’s loved one\’s, my family and I loved him. He was our pastor, friend and was always helped us anytime he could. He did funerals for my family members. A Christlike Man with a servant attitude, always putting others first. I know he is in heaven with the Lord and is celebrating that he finished the race, but he will be missed here on earth. I hurt with his family and friends for my brother in Christ. May God be with us at this difficult time. Amen


  8. Brenda, you and Dale were great friends at Clear Creek! I know Dale served the Lord well, ran the race that was before him, and has heard the words \”Well Done\”! One of these days we will see him again, of this we are certain. Please do not hesitate to call on us if there is anything we can do to help. ~ Pastor Thad and Beth Gifford Crossroads Community Church London, OH 740-837-1060

  9. Brenda we were so sad to hear about Dale passing away. Dale, you and Tony were so special to us while you all were serving at Pine Grove Baptist, in Pennington Gap, Va. . We have never forgotten your sweet friendship. Our prayers will be for you and the family during this time. We wish we could come to the service. Love, Rick and Kathy Napier.

  10. Bro. Dale was such a wonderful, caring man. He never met a stranger. I will be forever grateful to him talking to Mom when she passed out in the hospital. He will be missed by all who knew him. He loved the Lord with all his heart. My heart felt condolences go out to the family now and for the coming days. You are all in my prayers.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Dale was one of a kind and loved by so many. When my oldest daughter needed a pastor to marry her my first thought was to ask Dale. He never hesitated and graciously agreed. Dale will always be remembered for his laugh and I loved aggravating him about his Tennessee shirts and hats we all tried at ephraim to convert him to a U.K. Fan with no luck. My prayers are with you Brenda and his family.

  12. Brenda I never knew this until tonight but I want you to know that Dale was a very kind and sincere person. My prayers go out to you and all your family, you have been so good to me through this nightmare that I have been living and just know that I love you, Bro Dale and all your family. I am here if there is anything at all I can do to help Sending love and hugs, Vickie

  13. Brenda… This is Penny …Charlie and Ida Rhea’s granddaughter. I’m so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We thought the world of you guys when Dale was Pastor at Pine Grove and would visit with my Grandparents. Prayers for comfort for you and the family …

  14. Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. I am Charlie and Ida Rhea’s daughter. I remember when you all were at Pine Grove. We sure thought a lot of Dale. Will remember you in my prayers.

  15. Brenda, Leasa and I want to tell you how sorry we were to hear of Dale’s passing, although he is in the best hands of all, His Saviors’. I had looked at the funeral home website yesterday and they didn’t have the services listed yet. I was so busy today I hadn’t checked it again. I just thought it would be Wednesday or Thursday, and when I found out it was today it hurt me so bad. The first time we met you all was on our trip to Israel in 1997. I loved Dale and missed seeing him at the hospital after he retired. Our prayers are with you all, and we will see Dale again someday. He was such a great guy and servant of the Lord.

  16. Prayers for you Brenda and family, Bro. Dale touched our lives and hearts while at Drakes Creek Baptist Church. Our hearts are broken for you but rejoice in knowing he is celebrating in heaven.

  17. Hi Brenda and Family. I was saddened to hear Dale had passed away. I have so many happy memories of long ago when we were attending and worshiping at Good Hope in NewMarket,TN. He and Bill were such good friends as well as you and I. There is surely a grand reunion in Heaven with all our Loved ones and friends meeting again. What a Blessed Hope!! I have no doubt Dale served with only Gods glory in mind. Brenda you area special person. I\’m sorry we have not kept touch ove the years. Loved your father, mother and family so much. May you feel the undergirding of Angels wings as you travel the road ahead. You are in my prayers. Sincerely Mildred Norton

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