Dalton Lee "Bud" Denson

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December 27, 1923 - July 2, 2020
Born in Madison, TN
Resided in Wright City, MO

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Dalton “Bud” Denson, of Wright City, MO, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the age of 96 at home.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 35 years, Louise Denson. His parents Asa & Ida Denson, five brothers, six sisters, and two children.

Bud is survived by his children, Guy R., Austin (Chris) Hasty, Cathy (Bob) Rodgers, Steve (Kristie) Hasty and Tina Graves. A very special granddaughter who was his caretaker, that he loved very much, Gina Fry. Along with twenty grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Bud was born and raised in Tennessee. He helped raise his siblings until he went into the army. He was a World War II veteran. Bud graciously served 31 months overseas. After returning back to the states, Bud was a backhoe operator/sewer installer. He loved horses, hunting, fishing, spending time with family and his friends. He will truly be missed.

Memorials may be made in Dalton's name to Wounded Warrior Project.

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December 27, 2019

Grandpa’s 96th birthday

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  1. Gina Fry July 6, 2020 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    candle 1Grandpa I keep expecting my phone to ring asking where I am or to pick up some ensure. Every night I hear your voice telling me to pull the blinds, make sure the doors are locked and how the tv is not bothering you so watch it as long as I would like. I’d give anything to have you here again but In my heart I know you are in a better place. A place where you are free and able to move around like you used too. A place free from pain. I know you are happy and with grandma and your whole family. I know you don’t want me to cry for you but it’s so hard and I am trying. You always told me not to cry because we aren’t here to stay we are just passing through. I’m trying my best to remember that and to celebrate your life. I will always caring you with me where ever I go. I will never forget all things you taught me and all of the wonderful times we shared together.
    It was my honor to care for both you and grandma and I would do it all again in an instant. It wasn’t always easy but we made it through. I am so blessed that I was able to share these past 7 months with you…just you and I ! I’m also grateful I had the chance to write you a letter letting you know how much you meant to me and that you were able to read it before you left on your journey.
    You will never be forgotten ! I will love you until my last breath ! Save a place for me! I will see you and grandma again soon. Give grandma a kiss for me too! ❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋

    • Candice Pettit July 7, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

      candle 1Thank you so much for all you did for them. I didn’t get to know him for long but Everytime I got to see him he was very quick-witted and always made me laugh. My mom turned out to be a lot like him. You are an amazing person and we are eternally grateful for everything you have done.

  2. Steve Ohlms July 7, 2020 at 6:57 am - Reply

    One of the Finest People I ever met. Bud we will miss you dearly.

  3. Linda and Jack July 7, 2020 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    candle 3Bud you and Louise you both were Two of the best friends Jack and I ever had for over 40 years you will truly missed! Thank you for all the help u have given Jack over the years as well as all the fun u had hunting and fishing, or just sitting around the kitchen table talking and drinking coffee and Louise with her tea! Those are the times we can never forget and thank u enough for!! You are free of pain now and can join your beloved wife Louise! May u both be in peace together!! Love you always and miss u forever ! Jack and Linda

  4. Sierra July 8, 2020 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I’ll always remember going to grandma and grandpas house growing up. You’d tell me to go in the kitchen and fix me something to eat. Or get me a sodie. You’d say “you know where it’s at”. I remember spending lots of my childhood with you and grandma. Helping you in the garden, doing things outside or hanging out inside with grandma. You were very selfless in the fact that you wanted to be sure everyone else was taken care of first. I’ll never forget some of the little things we share like Me crawling in the bed with you in the mornings when I was a kid, meals, your stories, or even that one time you had me hold your beer when I was like 8 and I accidentally took a drink of it instead of my drink lol (gross). Most of all, I’ll never forget everything you’ve done to help me in any way. I knew that if I didn’t have anywhere else to turn, my grandpa would always help me. For that, I’m forever grateful. I hope that me and haisley will have that same relationship one day. I love you grandpa.

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