James Denaux
1926 - 2019
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James Kenneth Denaux, 92, of Salisbury passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born July 20, 1926 in Charleston, SC to the late Raymond Ladeveze Denaux and Mary Theresa O'Rourke Denaux. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Marines during World War II. He also served 30 years in the NC National Guard (Concord, NC) where he received numerous honors and awards. He also served as a Scout Master for 25 years with the Boy Scouts of America at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a lifelong member. He was very active in Scouting and the Order of the Arrow. Ken retired from the VA Hospital after working 40 years in the X-Ray/Nuclear Medicine Departments. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, and an infant daughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Wire Denaux; daughters, Mary Foster (Jeff) of Acworth, GA; Carol Cupples (Gary Harrison) of Salisbury, NC; Ann Campbell (Roger) of Rockwell, NC; Joan Denaux of Salisbury, NC; and sons, David Denaux (Zulal) of Valdosta, GA; Charles Denaux (Anastasia) of Denver, NC; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregivers: Vickie Adams, Martha Adkins, Elizabeth Blanton, Dionne Pharr, Christy Cain, and Randi Daughterty. The family will receive friends on Sunday (Apr. 7) from 3-5 PM at Summersett Funeral Home, 1315 West Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 AM Monday (Apr. 8) at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville, Blvd location. Father Mark S. Lawlor will conduct the service. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the donor's favorite charity. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Denaux family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 3, 2019.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
U.S. National Cemetery
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April 7, 2019
We three Gulyn brothers are so sorry to hear of his passing -- he was a big part of our lives as the Boy Scout master at Sacred Heart parish.
Peter G
April 6, 2019
May all the blessings of God be with you.
I work with his daughter Ann and his grandson Joshua.
Sheryl Moore
April 6, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of James. May you be comforted by our loving God during this very sad time, John 3:16.
April 4, 2019
Ken was my mentor in the Boy Scouts and as an Usher on Sunday mornings,
He was great friend to me when I needed someone,
Thank you, Ken.
April 4, 2019
To the Denaux family sorry to hear of his passing, he will be missed by all. My prayers are with each one of you.
Joyce Stancil Shrewsbury
April 3, 2019
Charlie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr Denaux' passing. I knew him through the scouting program in Rowan, and through working with Charlie at RRMC. Mr Denaux was a wonderful, caring man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God hold each and every member of the family in His loving arms at this sad time. I was Margaret Jarvis when I worked with Charlie at RRMC, and when I was in scouting also. My love and deepest sympathies to all the family.
Margaret Keys
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