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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Billy, Eugenia & Duane Wade lit a candle on Dec 14 2017 12:46:37 AM
I was very sad to hear about Robert's passing. He was a great guy that I always loved to run into around town. This world has lost another good one :(
Submitted by Michael on Dec 13 2017 10:42:27 PM
While it is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Robert, it saddens God more. Please accept my condolences. In the days ahead, you will reflect on seemingly small, yet precious memories. While doing so, take comfort in knowing that just as you have memories, our creator, almighty God remembers as well. Through Jesus, and among many witnesses, God demonstrated that he is able to restore perfect life on earth to those in his memory. Therefore, you can further appreciate how the Bible stresses this fact as you view the video link below:
Submitted by Denny on Dec 13 2017 10:19:44 PM
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Kathy Harris lit a candle on Dec 13 2017 10:12:05 PM
Bobby, Jason and I could not believe it when we were told that you had passed away. You were such a special guy. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed listening to all those hunting stories/lies you and the Harris's told when y'all got together. But I did enjoy seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter! Jason sure did love him some Mr. Robert! Rest in peace sweet fellow. Our hearts and prayers are with your family ❤️🙏
Submitted by Kathy H Harris on Dec 13 2017 10:10:44 PM
I have known Robert for many years,he has always loved to help others before helping his self.he always had a big heart.i will miss seeing you up here on face book.rest in peace Robert,you will be miss
Submitted by gail on Dec 13 2017 09:55:00 PM
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Debra & Kenneth Peaden lit a candle on Dec 13 2017 09:44:53 PM
going to miss my buddy, seeing you here and there. There are a lot of memories that are close to my heart that I will never forget. May you rest in peace now. Be missing your smile and kind heart. Prayers going out to the family.
Submitted by Julie Phillips Fowler on Dec 13 2017 09:08:41 PM
Rest in peace Robert. You were a good friend to me and my family. You treated me like a son and I will always miss you. You were like a dad to me, taking me hunting with u was so much fun because hou were fun to be around. You could make anyone laugh. I have a lot of good memories with you and I am glad you got to meet my son. I can tell him about our memories.
Love your "son" Duke Marlow.
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