When peace like a river attendth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot,
Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul.
Robert Louis Denny was born the 5th child of Ed Denny and Lena Burnette Denny (who are deceased), on September 28, 1935.
Robert Louis Denny went to his heavenly home peacefully on Monday, May 24, 2021, at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC at the age of 85.
He was affectionately called Dad, Louis, Robert L, Shoe Denny, Big D, Mr. Louis, Grandpa, Papa, Old Man, and Mr. Denny.
Louis was predeceased by seven siblings, Geneva Miller, Ella Ruth Archie, Marion Perry, Eddie Denny, Zelphia (Peggy) Clark, Elisha Denny, and Mallon Denny.
Louis married Daisy Taylor McClinton 55 years ago. Together, they raised five children and one grandson, whom they cherished and loved like a son. He leaves to cherish his memories, Daisy Denny of the home, Corledia M. Burnette and her husband Thomas Burnette, Willie McClinton Jr., and his wife Judith P. McClinton, Daphne M. Gee and her husband William Gee, Charell M. Harper and her husband Bernard Leach, Chiquita Denny Farrar (who he affectionately called “Squirrel”) and her husband Charles Farrar and grandson Robert Lamont Edwards McClinton and his wife Tesia McClinton and former daughter-in-law Grace Elaine Jones and former son-in- law Wilbert Harper.
Louis and Daisy were blessed with 13 grandchildren, Robert Lamont Edwards McClinton and his wife Tesia McClinton, Jermaine Stanley and his wife Teresa Stanley, Jasmine Gee, Jason Gee and his wife Angela Gee, Tiffany Gee, Natalie McClinton, Melanie McClinton, Kevin Keith, Christian Farrar, Stephanie McClinton, Christopher Harper and his wife Courtney Harper, Candace Cunningham and her husband Colin Cunningham, and Joshua Harper and 8 great-grandchildren, Jaylon McClinton, Taylor McClinton, Asa Gee, Kaylen McClinton, Jasir Gee, William McClinton, Daquan Stanley, Isabelle Stanley, Jaxson McClinton and unborn twin girls, Daizie-Jrue and Stourie-Jones Cunningham. He also leaves one brother, Harold Denny, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted son Peter McKissick and special friends, Bob Edwards and Step Edwards.
Louis, was a very talented professional painter and skilled carpenter. He utilized his professional skills and talent to construct his family home in 1972 where the family and the community enjoyed years of summertime celebrations, especially during the 4th of July where the best fireworks display could be enjoyed by all.
He worked for UNC (Memorial Hospital) and D.C. MAY Paint Company for several years before he started his own business, Scotia Enterprises, Inc. His painting company was granted numerous government and Federal contracts; one of his noteworthy employees included his now son-in-law, Tommy Burnette. He was also employed by Tate Construction Company and Steamatic, which was a Fire and Restoration Company before he retired in 1997. After his retirement he continued with his love for painting by expanding his business skills and established Denny Painting Contractors.
Robert Louis Denny was custodial guardian for the Church of God Campground, Carrboro, NC for numerous years.
Louis was a faithful member of the Pittsboro Church of God. He utilized his knowledge and skills in construction and carpentry to support and oversee the Pittsboro Church of God building expansion. He was a member of the Trustee Board and was awarded Trustee Emeritus. He was also a member of the Men's Choir and he could really sing! During Church fellowship and family reunions, Louis could always be counted on to provide the tastiest flavored punch this side of Chatham County. His favorite songs were It's Gonna Rain and Don't Forget the Family Prayer. He remained faithful to his Church until his health declined.
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