The family of William Pluett Denley wishes to announce the passing of his life from this earth to the greater glory of Heaven. Although it is with heavy hearts that they say goodbye to him, they are also joyful that he is now pain free and with the Lord. He passed from this life at 7:05 p.m. on March 2, 2015 at the Veterans Nursing Home in Oxford. He received excellent care while there from the devoted nursing staff on B Wing and also later from Community Care. His roommate, Darnell Howe, was a friend and former coworker. He worked for Bruce Timber Company, Weyerhaeuser, Lyons in Grenada, plus 35 years for the MS Forestry Commission. He had been retired for a number of years.
Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with Bro. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery with Pryor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughters, Johnnye Denley Hughes and her husband, Larry, who devoted loving years to his care, of Water Valley, and Cathy Denley Nichols and husband, Paul, Pontotoc; two grandsons, Jason D. Hughes and wife, Candace, Water Valley; and Lt. Col. Paul Sheldon Nichols and wife Phakawan “Eve”, Toyoko, Japan; two great-granddaughters, Kimberley and Brittany Hughes, Water Valley; one great-great-granddaughter, plus a wonderful host of nieces and nephews and their children.
He was preceded in death by his loving and wonderful wife, Noble James Denley on February 29, 2012, his parents, Jack and Beadie Shankles Denley, his sister, Elizabeth “Beth” Denley, and aunt Dona Shankles Austin.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com