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John Wayne Denson

September 25, 1962 — February 20, 2024


John Wayne Denson, 61, originally of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February

20, 2024, at Parkview Nursing Home in Paducah.

John was a proud graduate of JAMP Special Education in Karnak, Illinois. He was a member of

Lone Oak First Baptist Church and the Open Bible Life Group. John was an avid fan of the St.

Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, and later in life the Louisville Cardinals. He loved playing

cards, riding go-carts, and spending time with his family. John was always smiling, lit up every

room where he was present, and was loved by every person who had the pleasure of meeting


John is survived by his brothers, Chuck Denson and wife, Rhonda of Paducah and Bill Denson

and wife, Debra of Katy, Texas; nephews, Eric Denson and wife, Shannon of Edwardsville,

Illinois, Chad Denson and wife, Lindsey of Louisville, Chase Denson and wife, Whitney of

Paducah, Phillip Patterson and wife, Paige, and Nicholas Denson of Katy, Texas; niece,

Jacqueline Denson of Katy, Texas; great-nieces, Hallie Denson of Paducah, Loretta Denson of

Louisville, MaKenzie Patterson, Lilah Patterson, Oakley Patterson, of Katy, Texas and Katie

Denson, Ali Denson of Edwardsville, Illinois. Great-nephews, Gus Denson of Louisville, Ty

Denson of Paducah, Alex Naeger of Edwardsville, IL and Phillip Patterson, Jr. of Katy, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles (Jack) Denson, his mother, Evelyn Elizabeth

Denson, his nephew, Jason Denson, and his faithful K-9 companions, Chip and Charlie.

John’s family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to his nurses and

caregivers at Parkview Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Lindsey Funeral Home in

Paducah with Virgil Cox officiating. Burial will follow the service at Metropolis Memorial

Gardens. Visitation will be held before the service from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday, at the

funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lone Oak First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3601

Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Wayne Denson, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

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Friday, February 23, 2024

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