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Mr. Gilbert L. Denton, Jr., 78, died Thursday morning (November 2, 2017) at Hospice House Satilla following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident in Waycross and retired in 2002 from CSX Railroad after 45 years of employment. He also served in the National Guard for 10 years. Mr. Denton was a son of the late Gilbert L. Denton, Sr. and Bernice J. Denton. He was preceded in death by two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Denton of Waycross; two sons, Joey Matranga (wife Mandy) of Waycross and Gilbert L. Denton, V (wife Rachael) of Waycross; five grandchildren, Devan Matranga (wife Courtney), Courtney Matranga, Harley Lee, Destiny Matranga, and Cash James Denton; and three great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday (November 5, 2017) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 until 2 o’clock. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.