He is preceded in death by his parents, Nelson Theodore Denson and Floy Lee Hunter Denson; and brother, William Lee Denson.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 43 years, Judith Rose Denson; daughter, Jennifer Robbin Benavides (Louis); son, John Ray Denson Jr.,(Kimberly); sisters, Shirley and Mary; brothers, Bobby and Michael; grandchildren, Jessica, Kristen, Michael, Madison, and Carolyn; nieces and nephews, Lora, Nelson, Julie, Darrin, Bobby Jr., Ginger, Lauren, Nathan, Wendy and Trey. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made on behalf of John Ray Denson Sr. to Sunny Glen or Medina Children’s home.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Family received friends at 2:00 P.M. for fellowship, followed by interment in Mineral Cemetery in Beeville, Texas. Family and friends met at Mineral Cemetery for a graveside service at 5:45 P.M.