Wlson Lee Denton, 77, of Libby, died on July 12, 2005, at the Libby Care Center after a battle with Alzhiemers.
He was born on March 16, 1928, at Essex, Mo., to James and Elizabeth Sweet Denton.
Wilson and Ioma Horn were married on Nov. 23, 1946.
A talented carpenter and mechanic, Wilson worked in sheet metal, plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
His hobbies were flying model airplanes and teaching others to fly them. He also enjoyed gardening.
After receiving Jesus Christ as his savior in 1952, Wilson was baptized by immersion. His love and devotion to his God and Savior was evident throughout his life. He belonged to the First Baptist Church of Libby.
Wilson was preceded in death by his parents.
Suvivors include his loving wife Ioma, Libby; five children, Ronnie Denton and his wife Ellen, Bowling Green, Ky., Gerry Denton and his wife Margaret, Marble Hill, Mo., Bill Denton and his wife Sharon, Troy, Bonnie Bryson and her husband Alan, Libby, and Randy Denton and his wife Betty, Perryville, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, brothers James Denton, Mayville, Mich., and Hubert Denton, Jackson, Mo., sisters Myrtle, Russelville, Ala., and Dorthy, Marble Hill, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Viewing will take place from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church located on the Farm to Market Road.
A later service and interment will take place in Missouri.
Local arrrangements are under direction of the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.