Roger G. Denslow

BARRYTON — Roger G. Denslow, 68, gave his final patented “cheesy grin” as he departed this world on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Roger was born on Feb. 6, 1944, in Barryton, the son of Earl J. and Gladys E. (Gibson) Denslow. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Roger spent over 20 years living in Dansville and moved to Jackson after his children graduated from school. He finally settled in Stafford, Va., last year when the Michigan winters had become more than he could handle.

Roger retired from sales where he worked for many years selling cutting tools for the auto industry. He was an avid motorcyclist, and a member of the Parma Outdoor Club, where he spent many evenings dealing and playing cards, always joking and complaining of the local sports team that was playing on the television. Roger enjoyed the company of everyone he met, and typically had an inside joke or catch phrase with all of his friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything else outdoors. For years, if you couldn’t find him in his tree stand or in his boat, you could almost guarantee that he would be found in his favorite chair taking a well-earned nap. Whether he was trying to get 25 cents from you on a golf course or sliding his pile of poker chips to the center of the table calling “all in” with a 2/8 off suit, he would do it with a crooked grin and a twinkle in his eye.

That grin and twinkle will be missed by many, including three sons, Michael (Julie), of Stafford, Va., David (Zuzanna), of Mason, and Terrill Coggins, of Arlington, Va.; one daughter, Amy (Matt) Miller, of Horton; and his lifelong companion, Judy Denslow, of Jackson. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne (Dolores), of Spring Hill, Fla., Larry (Irene), of Evart, and Doug, of Colorado ; three sisters, Vonna (Cory), of Ortonville, Linda Sue, of Dorr, and Pam (Bruce), of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Gladys; five brothers, Ronald, Steven, Robert, Richard and Terry; four sisters, Wanda Kay, Rosaleen, June and Rhonda Kay.

The family will receive visitors from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. and dinner following. All will take place at Gene Davis and Sons, located at 3575 Francis St. in Jackson. A burial ceremony for family members and friends will be held at 3 p.m.on Saturday at Sherman City