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Richard “Flame” Stephen Denton, 57

Richard “Flame” Stephen Denton, 57, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born June 15, 1964 and died Nov. 13 at his residence following a sudden illness.

He was an assembly tech at Yorozu, affiliated with the Apostolic Ark in Murfreesboro, and the son of the late Jerry Bryan and Jacine Martha Nancy Wanamaker Denton Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by niece Jessica Slaughter.

Mr. Denton is survived son Jacob Denton, brother Bryan (Amy) Denton Jr., two sisters Julia Jacine (Carl) Slaughter and Roxann Campbell, special friends Regina and Don Curtis, all of McMinnville, nephew Kenny, nieces Beth, Becki, Natosha, and Holly, and great-nieces and great-nephews, Kade, Chase, Bryson, Keera, Kayley, Ember, and Ellie.

He was a lover of music and enjoyed playing the drums and guitar. His favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends and talking about old times. He had a deep love for his family and most of all, he had a genuine love and respect for the Lord Jesus.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Shiloh Cemetery in Warren County with Terry Wanamaker officiating. No visitation will be held at High’s. Family and friends are to meet at cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 17, 2021