Kenneth Boyd Denton

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Kenneth Boyd Denton

August 25, 1934 - July 09, 2018

Kenneth Boyd Denton, radiant Christian and a loving example to his family, church and many friends, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on the 9th of July 2018.
Ken was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, on August 25, 1934, to Casey Kenlock Denton and Daphne Boyd Denton.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna, Vanwinkle Denton and his parents.
Ken graduated from Aberdeen High School as valedictorian and received a BBA degree from Baylor University. Ken started his career with Arthur Anderson as a CPA while also serving in the Air Force Reserves. During this time he met and later married Donna Vanwinkle of Kilgore, Texas, on July 17, 1960.
Joining Ashland Oil in 1963, they lived in Ashland, Kentucky for 30 years where he enjoyed being a father, husband and servant in the First Baptist Church as a deacon, leading and participating on several committees. Ken held several roles in the community including chairman of the board of managers for King's Daughters Hospital, trustee at Georgetown College and director of the Boyd County American Heart Association. He served on the board of directors for Ashland Coal Inc and Melamine Chemicals Inc. After 30 years, Ken ended his career with Ashland Oil in the role of administrative vice president and controller. Upon Ken's retirement, they moved to The Woodlands, Texas, in 1993 to be near their family where they found a wonderful new family of faith in their church for the last 25 years. Ken especially spoke with great affection and admiration of his Sunday School class collectively and individually. Many enjoyed his talent as an accomplished pianist.
Ken is survived by his daughter, Diann Gothard; his son, David Denton; his son-in-law, Kevin Gothard; his grandchildren, Michael Gothard and Madison Cehajic; and husband, Boris Cehajic; his sister, Barbara Denton Lewis and husband Joe Lewis. He is also survived by a close family of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Ken will be remembered as a loving, caring, generous and humble person by friends and family. His love for his children and his grandchildren knew no bounds. His example and counsel through actions and words will be cherished and put into practice for generations to come.
Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home.
We are celebrating Ken's life at a service to be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at The Woodlands First Baptist Church, 11801 Grogans Mill Rd., The Woodlands, Texas 77380.
Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment and graveside service at Forest Park the Woodlands Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Ken may be directed to The Woodlands First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
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Published on July 11, 2018
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Thursday July 12, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home

18000 Interstate 45 South, Conroe, TX, USA

Celebration of life

Friday July 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Woodlands First Baptist Church

11801 Grogans Mill Road, The Woodlands, TX, USA


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