Cover photo for John Denton's Obituary
John Denton Profile Photo
1924 John 2022

John Denton

September 26, 1924 — January 23, 2022

John Arnold Denton, Sr., 97, a resident of Pungoteague, VA, passed away Monday, January 23, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his family. Born September 26, 1924 in Roosevelt, NY, he was the son of the late John Denton and the late Catherine Denton. He was married to the late Joan Wright Denton and was father to the late John Arnold Denton, Jr.  John was owner of an auto salvage yard in New York prior to his retirement.  He proudly was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.  Active in the Ruritan Club for many years, he thoroughly enjoyed being with family and friends.  He was always happy telling jokes and he was a great historian and story teller.  John will be greatly missed.

John is survived by his daughter-in-law Michele Denton-Blake and her husband, Frank Blake, III, of Pungoteague; granddaughter, Amanda Denton-Klotz and her husband, Dylan, of Suffolk, VA; grandson, Brandon Parks of Pungoteague; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, wife and son, he was predeceased by 3 brothers, Howard (Tuffy) Denton, Horace Denton and Albert (Joe) Denton and 1 sister, Ethel Denton.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Doughty Funeral Home with the Reverend Rob Kelly officiating. Family will join friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in John’s memory or memorials may be made to Pungoteague Ruritan Club c/o Paul Custis 31360 OK Farm Lane, Painter, VA 23420.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Denton, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home

119 Pine Street, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree