Wilbert Leo Denton, Sr.
Wilbert Leo Denton, Sr. was born on October 18, 1938, in Port Neches, Texas, and went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas.
He proudly served in the United States Army as a radar technician. While stationed in Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, he met the love of his life, Silvia Valdez Denton. They were happily married for 63 years until the time of his death.
He was a pipefitter out of Local 195 and employed by Texas US/Ameripol Synpol where he enjoyed the company of many friends through the years. After retiring from the plant, he worked at Baker Auto as a service manager for ten years.
He had a strong worth ethic, a selfless love for his family, and a genuine love for his Lord Jesus. He also had a selfless love for his friends and was known for always helping others. Whether it was plumbing, carpentry or mechanic work, he was available to help anyone in need.
He was a long-time volunteer fireman for Bevil Oaks Fire Department. He loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family. There are so many fond lake memories. His absolute greatest joy was having his wife, children and grandchildren all around him.
Wilbert is survived by his loving wife, Silvia; his children, Raquel Roy and her husband, Frankie, Silvia Baker and her husband, Tim, Martha Rees and her husband, Jeff, and JR (Wilbert Denton, Jr.) and his wife, Kim; his grandchildren, Wyndi Larocca, Daniel Roebuck, Brandon Rees, Nathan Rees, Timothy Baker, Tommy Roebuck, Jr., Raquel Siegrist, Kevin Roebuck, Alyssa Baker, Carson Denton, and Collin Denton; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
A family gathering was held at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.