Robert Denton

Obituary of Robert Denton

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Robert E. Denton, age 95, passed away Friday, May 13, 2023 at his home among love ones and incredible caregivers. Born March 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert and Margie

Denton. Robert grew up in Zebulon and Louisburg, North Carolina. In 1948 he married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Medlin. After two tours of duty in the Navy, the family lived in

Raleigh. The family moved to Boone in 1963 and worked for Appalachian State University.

Alice immediately got a job as office manager with Watauga Insurance Agency. In 1979 Robert and Alice opened Denton Insurance Agency.

Known for his generosity, humility, and humor, Robert was active in many community and civic organizations and was awarded the 33rd Masonic degree in recognition of his lifetime of service through the Snow Lodge #363. He was a long-time active member of the First Baptist

Church of Boone.

Robert is survived by two children and their spouses, Robert E. Denton, Jr., and Rachel

Holloway, Alice Elaine and Paolo Scalici, grandchildren: Robert E. Denton, III and wife

Christen and Donald C. Denton and wife Sarah, and Joshua Minton, Casey Minton, Tiffany

Minton and Great Granddaughter Jazmine Cowan


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Boone.


Graveside services For Robert will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Mt. Lawn Cemetery in Boone, North Carolina.

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