Jan 13 2004
ODESSA ó Edward A. Denning, 75, passed away Jan. 11, 2004, at Medical
Center Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Parrish Denning; his children, Phillip
Denning and wife Laurie of Katy, Texas; Jeffrey Denning and wife Christa
of Katy, Texas; and Sharon Denning of Odessa; his sister, Mary Alice
Ellard of Graham, Texas; his brother Homer Denning of Frisco, Texas; and
his grandchildren Peter Chang-Leon, Spencer Denning, Emma Denning and
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Winifred
Ed was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Bryson, Texas, to Luther Denning and Mary
He grew up in Bryson and graduated from Bryson High School in 1945.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947 and was stationed in China.
He moved to Snyder, Texas, in 1952 and began working as a field
representative for TOTCO, an oilfield service company.
He married Betty Jo Parrish on Aug. 23, 1952, in Honey Grove, Texas.
Ed worked for TOTCO for nearly 40 years, retiring as a district manager
in Odessa in 1991.
His family will remember a caring husband, father and brother and a
Edís friends will remember a plainspoken, kindhearted and unselfish
man who loved to talk, helped his neighbors and cherished his home and
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Frank Wilson Funeral
Following a private burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens, there will be a
2:30 p.m. memorial service Wed., Jan. 14, 2004, in the chapel at Frank
W. Wilson Funeral Directors.