Joel Carter Denney

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Joel Carter Denney, 69, was called home by his Savior on Sunday, August 13, 2017. His memorial service will be held 4:30 in the afternoon on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Golden Springs Baptist Church, 3 Robertson Rd. in Oxford. Joel is survived by his wife, Nancy Denney; son, Jace Denney and his wife, JJ; daughter, Jennifer Scoggins and her husband, Gordon; grandchildren, Mitchell, Madi, Mabrey, Marly, McCartney, Josie and Judd; brothers, Ralph "Hap" Denney and his wife, Marlene and Sam Denney and his wife, Stephanie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mary Louise Denney and his sister, Linda Cordaro and her husband, Guy Cordaro. Joel dedicated 26 years of his life to the United States Army and retired as a well-decorated Colonel in 1993. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Forts Benning, Hood, Carson and Riley; two tours in Germany; two tours at Anniston Army Depot and Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He held degrees from Park College in Kansas, Southern California University and the Army War College. Since his retirement he has dedicated his life to serving others to include being Chairperson for the Alabama Honor Flight, President of the Habitat for Humanity, Co-chair of Military Affairs Committee, Board of Governors for the Berman Foundation and Museum, and working countless labor hours for Carpenters for Christ. He was the former Commander of the Anniston Army Depot, actively participated with the Anniston and Calhoun County Chambers of Commerce, and was the BRAC Representative for the State of Alabama. Joel absolutely loved Corvettes (especially red ones) and served as the President of the Alabama Corvette Club. His love for Corvettes however was no match for the love and loyalty shown to his family and friends. He loved all fiercely and his seven grandchildren were privileged to know the best "Poppie" ever. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated for Habitat for Humanity, Honor Flight of Alabama, Carpenters for Christ through Golden Springs Baptist Church, and/or Multiple Sclerosis. Miller Funeral Home 256-831-4611
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Published in The Anniston Star from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2017
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