Joseph D. Denning, 82, of Zanesville, died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born March 2, 1929, in Zanesville, a son of the late William and Louise McKnaughton Denning. He was a graduate of Lash High School Class of 1949. Joe worked for David Davies for 20 years as a meat processor then retired from Racine Hydraulics. He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ where he served as a Deacon. Joe was a marble champion, enjoyed basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, euchre and yard work.
Surviving are his wife, Sally A. Morosko Denning, whom he married August 27, 1949, of the home; two daughters, Rebecca (William) Scogin of Corpus Christi, Texas and Lesa (Michael) Meyer of Pataskala, Ohio; a son, Joseph J. Denning of Zanesville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emiliegh Stone of Austin, Texas, Robert, Sean , Thomas and Wesley Scogin of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Anna Crouch of Saulk Village, Ill., Bertha (Robert) McBride of Zanesville and Marilyn (James) McCarty of Zanesville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Denning.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. Dawn Remster and Rev. Aaron Phillips officiating. Joe will be laid to rest at Muskingum Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Nashport, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3000 Dresden Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 in memory of Joe.
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