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Charles David Denney, age 88 of Cleburne, Texas, formally of Decatur, IL, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Cleburne, Texas.
Charles (Pete) was born on June 14, 1929, in Bement, Illinois, to the parents of Joseph and Ethel Denney. After graduating from Lincoln High School, Pete worked at several jobs before joining the United States Army and serving in Korea. Most of his life he worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company as a machinist as well as built and sold houses on the weekends. He and his wife Betty moved to Texas to retire, living in Austin, Waco, Greenville, and Cleburne enjoying retired life.
He leaves behind his daughter, Joyce (Jim) Morgan, Of Ft. Worth, TX, granddaughter Carrie (Kevin) Miller, two great granddaughters Ashley and Avery of Flowermound, TX, and sisters Emily and Mary of Lincoln, IL.
Pete is proceeded in death by his beloved wife Betty, daughter Judy, and two sisters, Josephine and Margorie.
Services to celebrate Charles' life will be 11 AM Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funerl Home with the visitation one-hour prior. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Decatur Conference Center.
The family is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Published on February 2, 2018
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