William Clay Denny

William Clay Denny, 90, passed peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

A memorial service will take place on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia with burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Bill was born November 21, 1929 to Mildred Marie Miller Denny and Willie Clay Denny.

He was a lifelong resident of Front Royal and genuinely appreciated the camaraderie of hometown living. It can comfortably be said that Dad never met a stranger.

Bill graduated from Warren County High School and attended the University of Richmond where he received his degree in accounting. While at the University of Richmond he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduation Bill served two years in the United States Army.

Bill returned to Front Royal and began his career as an accountant for AVTEX (FMC/American Viscose). Bill spent the entirety of his career there and developed many meaningful friendships throughout the years. Upon his retirement, Bill worked with Turner Robertshaw Funeral Home.

Bill became involved with the Front Royal Little League and dedicated a great deal of time to that organization. During his involvement, people have often referred to him as “the bucket man” as he would encourage attendees to contribute for the betterment of the league.

Bill was an avid football fan with the Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies and the Richmond Spiders being his all-time favorites.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Terry and her husband Robert Cupp; one granddaughter, Jamison and her husband Robert Olinger; one grandson, Britt Cupp and two great granddaughters, Ellison and Anderson Olinger. Bill was preceded in death by his wife and sidekick, Kaye and by his companion, Sam, his cat.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.

  4 comments for “William Clay Denny

  1. jim wells
    March 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Please accept my condolences and prayers for Bill. I was out of town and was unaware of his death. He was a great fellow and I enjoyed joking with him at Family Pharmacy and when we saw each other. Bill was an “original” to be sure and I was honored to know him.

  2. Rachel D Kindrick
    March 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    What an amazing man and neighbor. Rest in peace Mr. Denny.

  3. Angie Greenan
    March 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    My condolences to the family. I first met Bill while working with Kaye in the Circuit court. The stories he would tell, oh my what a character. I’m sure he will be sadly missed. May he rest in eternal peace.

  4. John Guy
    May 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Hello Terry Cupp – You don’t know me and it’s been since the early 1950s since I last chatted with your father Bill . He was a sophomore student at U of Richmond when I became a freshman there. When I needed a ride back to Front Royal he included me in his car pool of Warren County students at UR. I grew up in Bentonville at Guy’s Cash Store and also a WCHS51 grad. I also remember Bill’s mother when she worked at the newsstand next to Weaver’s Store. I bought my comic books regularly there. My best to you and your family . You have a lot of fine parent and grandparent to be proud of. Best wishes John Guy

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