Mr. David Edward Denney, 67, of Thorntown, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Homewood Health Care Center in Lebanon.
He was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Marion, the son of Lloyd J and Mary Catherine (Penrod) Denney.
He was reared and educated in Marion, and he attended Van Buren High School and Marion High School. After school he joined the Indiana National Guard.
He married Mary Shepherd on Sept. 3, 1977, in Thorntown; Mrs. Denney survives.
During the 1960s, Mr. Denney owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Marion. He spent 15 years at American Monitor in Indianapolis. He then went to work for Camden Medical Supply and also Neighbor-Care Pharmacy, both of Indianapolis. He was a security guard at CNH in Lebanon and, during retirement, he worked for the Indianapolis Car Exchange.
Mr. Denney was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his family. As a youth, he enjoyed tinkering with hot rods. Other hobbies included collecting Native American artifacts and antiques. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his grandchildren while fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, skating, drinking root beer and eating ice cream.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Denney of Thorntown; two children, Chad Christopher Denney of Indianapolis and Mary Jo (Justin) Hawkins of Thorntown; two brothers, Larry (Peggy) Denney of Loxahatchee, Fla., and Jerry Denney of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Diane (Ty) Holden of New Palestine; three grandchildren, Micara Hawkins, Kaley Hawkins and Keith Hawkins; brothers-in-law, Ray (Pat) Shepherd of Whitestown, Sam (Sally) Shepherd of Lebanon, Tilford (Vickie) Shepherd of Thorntown, Pete (Teresa) Shepherd of Lebanon, Pat (Julie) Shepherd of Thorntown and Louie (Maria) Shepherd of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Sharon (John) Schwier of Thorntown, Teresa (Willie) Green of Tampa, Fla., and Wanda (Joe) Garst of Thorntown; mother–in–law, Helen Shepherd of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Russell Shepherd; sister-in-law, Martha Shepherd; and nephew, Eli Shepherd.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Faust and Fr. Tim Kroeger officiating. Interment will follow at the Sugar Plain Cemetery west of Thorntown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 309, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
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