Jonathan Denton


Jonathan Lebron Denton, 41, of McDonald, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at his residence.

He had lived in the area his entire life, and was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church. He loved his family, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was a graduate of Chattanooga State Community College, and was a supervisor with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He had also served in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mart and Linda Bredwell.

He is survived by his wife, Amber Lovelady Denton of McDonald; children, Colin Denton, Caleb Denton, and Carter Denton and one foster child, August Waldo, all of McDonald; parents, Howard Lebron “Pat” Denton and Della Bredwell Denton of Georgetown; one sister, Christina Denton of Ooltewah; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Debra and John Carter of Georgetown; father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Doyal and Natasha Lovelady of Red Bank; and brother-in-law, Phillip Carter of Georgetown.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Carroll officiating.

Interment will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. A white dove release ceremony and bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Amber Denton, 1130 Mountain Road, McDonald, TN 37353, to help defray medical and final expenses.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Denton family guestbook at


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