Lonnie Carl Denman | 1943-2017

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Lonnie Carl Denman

Lonnie Carl Denman, 74, of Chico, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Decatur.

Service was Nov. 7 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Pastor Robert Cox officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3 in Chico.

Lonnie was born Oct. 8, 1943, in Merkel to George Miller and Rosa Lee (Britton) Denman. He served in the U.S. Air Force, passing aviation tests and eventually achieving the rank of master sergeant. After active duty, he joined the Army Reserves, where he served until his military retirement in October of 2003.

Lonnie moved to Wise County in 1992 and worked for 26 years as an aircraft mechanic for Southwest Airlines in Dallas. He was a member of Living Waters Fellowship in Chico.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Carolyn Kay Stevens and Margarite Rudd; and great-grandson Wyatt Mabee.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Attleine (Gregory) Denman of Chico; daughter Christina (Denman) Chavez of Alvord; brothers Edward Denman of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Donald Denman of Mansfield, Ark.; sister Billie Ruth Patterson of Brownfield; granddaughters Brittney Mortensen of Euless, Breann Myers of Decatur, Lecresha White of Chico, Cesha Mabee of Bowie and Tabitha Moses of Alvord; great-grandchildren Christopher White, Elizabeth White, Alaina White, Adrian Myers and Sophi Mabee.

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