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Jody Billings Denton

January 25, 1934 - March 15, 2019

Jody Billings Denton, age 85, of Henderson County, NC died after an extended illness on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Laurels of Hendersonville.

Mr. Denton was born on Thursday, January 25, 1934 in Morganton, NC to the late Clarence and Jania (Poteet) Denton.  On December 19, 1960 in Gaffney, SC he married his wife of 58 years, the former Louise Stanley who survives of Hendersonville.  Mr. Denton proudly served his country in the United States Army before being discharge in 1959.  Upon his tour of duty he came home and was the manager for 30 years with A & P Grocery Stores and 12 years with Eaton Corp. before retiring in 1988.  He was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for many years and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Penny Martin and her husband, Alex and Tangie Byrd and her husband, Tony both of Hendersonville; his twin sister, Joann Denton of Morganton; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin, Alix Martin and her husband Scott and Jody Martin all of Hendersonville.  Also surviving is a great-grandson, Andrew and several nieces and nephews all of Morganton, NC.

A celebration of Mr. Denton’ s life will be 12:30 Saturday afternoon, March 23, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 4096 Little River Road, Hendersonville, NC. With Rev. Josh Martin of Pleasant Hill Baptist.  At the family’s request, burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mr. Denton to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Hendersonville, NC.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered … “COME TO ME.”  With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.  Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stopped beating.  Hard working hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Jody will be forever missed by his loving family and many friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC.  Online condolences may be shared at

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm


Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

4096 Little River Road
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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