Date of birth: 16 Dec 1913 Otisco, Clark County, Indiana
Date of death: 14 Jul 1988 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, July 15, 1988
Services pending Joe Denton San Leandro, Calif. Former Trafalgar resident Joe Denton, San Leandro, Calif., died Thursday at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He had been in the area visiting his sister, Shirley Forsyth of Franklin. Arrangements are pending at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin.
Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, July 16, 1988
Former Trafalgar resident Joe Denton San Leandro, Calif. Former Trafalgar resident Joe Denton, 74, died Thursday night at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, after a one-month illness. The San Leandro, Calif., resident had been visiting his sister, Shirley Forsyth, in Franklin. A 1932 graduate of Trafalgar High School, he was born Dec. 16, 1913, to Samuel P. and Dosha (Anderson) Denton in Otisco. A sister, Ruth Handley, and a brother, Baxter Denton, preceded him in death. Mr. Denton was a musician and vocalist, once playing in the Ken Harris Orchestra in Indianapolis. He owned and operated the Tiki Lounge restaurant in San Leandro, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Trafalgar Christian Church. Friends may call Sunday from 2 until the 4 p.m. service at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin. The Rev. Rebecca Nunnally will officiate. Inurnment will be in California. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameri- can Heart Association or cancer research.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey