Ron Denton, 75, of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Milan, passed away at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born in Paoli on July 28, 1946 the son of Roy and Marie Crecelius Denton.
Survivors include two daughters Heather (Erik) Jones of Florence, Kentucky and Miranda Scarber of Milan; 5 grandchildren; two brothers Rick (Chris) Denton of Osgood and Kevin (Kim) Johnson of Versailles; two sisters Sheri (John) Youngblood of Beavercreek, Ohio and Dee Dee (Lloyd) Anderson of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father Russell Johnson, his brothers Roy Denton, Jr. and Randy Denton, and his sister Amy Johnson.
Mr. Denton was a 1964 graduate of Milan High School and was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. His working career spanned many years where he worked as an industrial engineer and assistant plant manager at US Shoe in Osgood, and was also employed with Pernod-Ricard in Lawrenceburg. Ron was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and had served on the Milan School Board and also had served as Washington Township trustee. Ron enjoyed gardening and had grown giant watermelons and cantaloupes for years, entering them in the Pumpkin Show. He also was an avid mushroom hunter.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 4th at 12pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Luke Koors officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be at the church on Thursday beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.