Garland Dwayne Denson

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Garland Dwayne Denson, 71, of Liberty, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Born on Feb. 28, 1946, in Casey County, he was the son of Annabelle Downs Emerson and the late Noah Wheeler Denson. Garland was a member of Cowden's Chapel Church of God where he served as a deacon. "Hop," as he was known by many, was born and raised in Casey County, where he lived all of his life. He was united in marriage to Bonita Vanoy in 1964. They raised four beautiful children. He owned a farm, milk route and a store.

Later in 1987, he married Donna Evans and became the father to three more children. From 1984 until 2017, Garland ran the gas compressors at Button Knob and did carpentry and plumbing work.

The greatest change in Garland's life was in 1992, when he accepted the Lord as his Savior. He and his wife were baptized in May 1992 in Green River. Garland lived a wonderful life and felt very blessed.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna Evans Denson of Liberty; five daughters, Lisa Denson, Shannon (David) Reid, Jenny (Brian) Dangelmaier, Rachel Thomas and Sarah (James) Moore; two sons, Brett (April) Denson and John (Christy) Thomas; three sisters, Lucille Byrd, Geraldine Meeks and Anita Denson; a brother, Shirley (Phyllis) Denson; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his Father, Garland is preceded in death by his first wife, Bonita Denson; and a brother, Gene Denson.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty with Brothers Donnie Wilson and Casey Davis officiating. Burial follows in South Fork Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Leon Wesley, Jordan Denson, Nathanael Blevins, Blake Thomas, Tim Callinan and Tyler Pennington.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A guestbook and video tribute is available at
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Published in The Casey County News on Apr. 12, 2017