Robert Richard Denton, 58, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2017.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Edgecombe Memorial Park.
He is preceded in death by his twin sister, Robin Denton.
Robert was survived by his loving family which includes his step-father, Ronald Thompson and mother, Emily Bruce (Harris) Thompson, of Tarboro; his ex-wife, Meri Knowles, of Boston, MA.; two sons, Robert Denton and wife Kathy, Gregory Denton and wife Jess, both of Boston; brothers, Johnny Denton, Devin Thompson, Alan Thompson; grandchildren, James, Hailey, Charlie and Katelyn Denton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.
Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved being outdoors. Robert had a larger than life personality. He was always making friends and entertaining wherever he was. There was never a sad face while he was entertaining a crowd or hanging with friends. He kept everyone laughing. His grandkids adored him and he would light up with happiness every time they talked. You could always count on Robert to drop everything and help a friend in need. The world has become a smaller place without him and he will be dearly missed by many in the days ahead.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday night from 6:00-8:00pm at Carlisle Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com
Carlisle Funeral Home
Friday December 15th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886
Edgecombe Memorial Park
Saturday December 16th, 2017
1:00pm - 1:30pm
2879 US Highway 258 South
Tarboro, NC 27886
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Praying for the strength of the family. What a very nice and caring neighbor he did have a smile every time we crossed paths.
Our prayers are with you all
Submitted by Pettaway family (Neighbor) on Dec 18 2017 01:56:17 PM
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Mary Frances Bland lit a candle on Dec 17 2017 08:33:08 AM
Today the earth reclaims a Beautiful Soul and Spirit. From the time we were kids on through life's journey to adulthood, you were one always looked up to and so loved by any and all that ever had the pleasure of knowing you. Though the sun shines today, the world is darkened by your absence. Thank You Cousin Robert for making this World a Better, Brighter and Happier Place......God Rest, God Speed and Much Love "Hoss Boss".......
Submitted by Raymond Bradley on Dec 16 2017 12:46:00 PM
Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!
-- Author Unknown
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You all are in our Prayers.We have had some great times with Robert over the years and he will surely be missed. Sincerely Jeff & Tammy Pierce
Submitted by Jeff & Tammy Pierce on Dec 15 2017 01:21:18 PM
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Bruce and family
So sorry for your loss You all are in my prayers
Submitted by JoAnna Whitfield Harrell on Dec 15 2017 09:51:08 AM
Bruce, so sorry to see this. I know how much you love your children. Will be thinking of you in the days ahead as you try to adjust to life without Robert.
Submitted by Mollie Baggett on Dec 15 2017 09:11:15 AM
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