July 15, 1950 - June 24, 2013 Resided in New Windsor, MD
Virgil Wade "Butch" Denning, 62, of New Windsor, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born July 15, 1950 in Yuma, Arizona, he was the son of Jessie Tucker Denning of Why, Arizona and the late Virgil R. Denning. He was the husband of Julie Sullenger Denning, his wife of 38 years. Mr. Denning was a graduate of Ajo High School, class of 1969. He attended the University of Arizona and worked in the Denning Mining Company with his father and family. The Dennings came to Maryland in 1986 where he was employed with the U.S. Department of Energy in Germantown for 27 years as a Facilities Operations Specialist. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, New Windsor, where he was also active with the Men's Monthly Prayer Group. Butch enjoyed gardening, making and sharing his homemade salsa, being outside and working with his hands, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are two sons, Jess Denning and wife, Kristi of Union Bridge, Todd Denning and wife, Jennifer of Sebastian, Florida; two grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Denning; two sisters, Anna Manuel of Why, AZ and Sarah Gore of Enid, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Vern Robert Denning of Why, AZ and Lloyd Denning of Arizona, as well as many nieces and nephews across the country. He was predeceased by a brother, Jess Oliver Denning. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 11 am at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, New Windsor. Mr. Larry Thompson, of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 am until service time at 11. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Read Virgil Denning's Obituary and Guestbook on www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.
We want to thank all at Hartzler Funeral Home for taking such good care of our loved one, after he passed last month. The pleasant and compassionate, yet professional manner in which you handled everything was greatly appreciated. May God bless you for the peace you bring to grieving families.