Ralph E. Denton, 82, of Zanesville passed at 12:51 P.M. on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his home.
He was born on Monday, April 17, 1939 in Zanesville, OH the son of the late William Denton and Mary Wisehart Denton.
Ralph was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a member of Maranatha Bible Church. Retired from the teamsters after 26 years of service, and 11 years as a bus driver. He loved watching
The OSU Buckeyes play football and was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan - he always held out hope one day they would go to another Super Bowl.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Sue Denton; three children, Dee (Alan) Okuly, Chris (Jason) Weaver and Sean Denton; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Denton; four grandchildren, Kala Steed, Kari (fiancé Justin Soller) Steed, Mekenzie Denton and Noah Denton; four great-grandchildren, Mylee Sharrer, Peyton Steed, Jordan and Jada Young.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by all thirteen of his siblings; his eldest son, Rob and his beloved dog Shiloh.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home and from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 1, 2021 where funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Chris Brown officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at the
Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph's name to Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, OH or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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