Denton R. Wilson Obituary, Death – On December 5, 2022, Denton R. Wilson, who was 73 years old and lived in Troy, Virginia, passed away to be with his heavenly Father. Pearl Erwin and Raydene Wilson welcomed their son Denton, commonly known as Denny, into the world on February 12, 1949 in the city of Los Angeles, California. His children Michael, Justus, Joshua, Stephen, and Sarah, as well as his sister Edra Mallory, as well as his grandchildren Trevor, Nate, McKenzie, Guido, Amelia, Adyson, Lucas, Lillian, Ophelia, and Rainer, are among those who are left behind by him after his passing. Denny was preceded in death by his sister Rebecca, his parents Pearl and Raydene, his nephew Denny, his niece Kimmy, and his grandson Cory. He was also predeceased by his son Cory.
Denny was a decorated war hero, a Vietnam War Veteran, an Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer, an Army National Guard Helicopter Pilot, and a Pastor. He also served in the United States Army National Guard. Denny devoted his entire life to serving God and was a source of community and strength for everyone in his immediate environment.
Denny had a deep commitment to the field of rehabilitation, and he spent the majority of his retirement years working with people who struggled with substance abuse through non-profit organizations such as Briana’s Hope, serving as a mentor to incarcerated individuals through Prison Mission, and offering fellowship and spiritual leadership to his local church and community. Denny was an inspiration to those around him.
When Denny transitioned from this life to the next, we take solace in the fact that he was not in the dark about his destination. If you asked Denny, “Where are you going?” he would answer, “To Heaven!” with a grin on his face and hope in his heart, because he knew that he was prepared to go be with his Heavenly Father at any time. If you asked Denny, “Where are you going?” he would say, “To Heaven!”
Mount Eagle Baptist Church is the location of the service that will be placed on the 10th of December, 2022. The doors will open at eleven in the morning, and service will begin at twelve in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Love Inc., Bridge Ministry, or the Prison Mission Association, which were some of Denny’s favorite local non-profit organizations.