Carl Ray Denton, 76, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He was born Dec. 5, 1936, to Robert and Estelle Denton in Laverne, Okla.
He married Eileen April 4, 1957. She preceded him in death.
He started his career in the U.S. Air Force at the early age of 17. In 1968, he was deployed overseas (Vietnam War). After his retirement from the Air Force in 1976, he took a defense contractor job at Bendix Field Engineering Corp. and moved his family to Las Vegas.
He enjoyed watching black and white westerns.
He is survived by two sons, George Denton, Buffalo Okla., and Wayne Denton, Albuquerque N.M.; two daughters, Betty Lyle, Las Vegas, and Carol Hathcote, Ogden Utah; his sisters, Clara Duble, Del City, Okla., Mary Snyder, Woodward, Okla., and Rita Ladd, Buffalo, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces, family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bobby, and three sisters, Bonnie, Betty and Billy.
o Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Myatt-Buffalo Funeral Chapel in Buffalo.
Burial was at the Laverne Cemetery following the service.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Online condolences may be offered at www.schillingfhg.com.