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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My heart is broken 💔. I will never forget your grin and your laugh. We had some good times fishing. You will always have a place in my heart. Fly high. So glad you are pain free.
Submitted by Lisa Bullock on Dec 14 2017 06:47:32 PM
I saw and talked to Robert at Buds Grill a few months ago. We had lots to catch-up on. We talked in the grill and kept talking in the parking lot! It was great! He bragged on his sons and grandchildren, you could tell from the conversation that he absolutely adored his family. He talked about his precious mom, Bruce and how he always looked up to her! What an amazing man you were Robert ! Rest In Peace dear friend! You will truly be missed!
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Those we love can never be more than a thought away... For as long as there's a memory,they live in our hearts to stay.. Rest In Peace Cousin 🙏
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Never forget that grin! You will be missed my friend!
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