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Robert L. Denton

September 18, 1934 May 23, 2021
Robert L. Denton
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Obituary for Robert L. Denton

Robert Lee Denton, 86, of Peoria, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Bob was born in Peoria on September 18, 1934 to Harley and Clara Meyers Denton.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Denton, his children Robert Mark (Chris) Denton, Lisa (Kevin) Moore, Tom Denton, Kathy Landmark, Robert Lee (Stephanie) Denton Jr., his Grandchildren Ginney (Cory) Batterton, Adam Landmark, Evan Landmark, Alyxandria Landmark and Emily Landmark, Shannon Moore, Trisha Moore, Mallory Denton, Vanessa Denton as well as Great-Grandchildren Mia Batterton and Capri Fulton.

Bob was a graduate of Spalding High School and Bradley University, where he is honored in the Sports Hall of Fame for his golf achievements. He enjoyed a lifetime membership at Mt Hawley Country Club where he won many championships throughout the years. He also won the Peoria Men’s City Golf Championship, Men’s Super Senior City title, and the Pekin Marigold Championship to name a few.

After 40 years with South Side Bank, Bob Denton retired as President and CEO in 1998. He was a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Proctor Hospital. He was an active member of the business community in Peoria and served on the boards of many businesses and organizations. He was an active member of St. Thomas Parish and was generous to many charities. A consummate storyteller, he never forgot a good joke to tell and always left a smile on everyone’s face.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather who was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

Funeral Mass will be at 12:30 PM on Friday, May 28, 2021 at St. Thomas Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM, until time of mass. Fr. Paul Stark, SJ will officiate and entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to St. Jude or your favorite charity, or pay it forward with a random act of kindness in his memory since he was so generous and kind to so many.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

28

May

11:00 AM 5/28/2021 11:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 5/28/2021 12:30:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

28

May

12:30 PM 5/28/2021 12:30:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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