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Freddie Lee Denney

November 27, 1951 — June 17, 2020

Freddie Lee Denney

Freddie Lee Denney, known by many as “Fred,” died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at age 68 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Born in Bonham, TX on November 27, 1951 to parents Odell and Loyce Denney, Freddie had four siblings, late older brother Tommy and younger sisters Donna, Dianne, and Sherrill.


At age 22, Freddie married Rebecca Jean Redding, with whom he shared 46 loving years and fathered two adoring children. He was devoted to his family and exemplified kindness, compassion, and commitment. Freddie obtained his master’s degree in social work and diligently served the state of Texas in the Department of Child Protective Services for 43 years before retiring in 2017. He enjoyed several hobbies, which prominently featured his love of music.


Known for his steadiness, Freddie wasted few words. Despite his unassuming nature, he possessed a keen and jocular wit that he generously shared with those he loved. He was talented with puns and a master at constructing “dad jokes.” Those who knew him will miss his playful and gentle spirit.


Freddie is preceded in death by his parents and brother Thomas “Tommy” Denney. He leaves behind his wife, Rebecca, son David (Dallas, TX), daughter Dara and her husband Michael Sammons (Tyler, TX), sister Donna and her husband Don Malcom (Graford, TX), sister Dianne and her husband Craig Coder (Mineola, TX), sister Sherrill Weaver (Tucson, AZ), and a number of nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends.


The family asks that in lieu of flowers, to please send donations to Faith Baptist Church in Quitman, where Freddie and his wife, Rebecca, were charter members.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul

1435 E SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701

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