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Bruce Denkins

October 29, 1950 — February 20, 2024


William Bruce Denkins, 73, of Goldston, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at his home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Antioch Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Garner presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00-1:45 p.m. and in the fellowship hall following the committal service.

Bruce was born in Lee County on October 29, 1950 to Jessie and Eleanor Phillips Denkins. He graduated from Deep River High School in 1969. He worked for Cherokee Brickyard, in Colon, Basic Machinery, in Siler City and retired from Bear Creek Fabrication, in Bear Creek. Bruce loved working on antique cars and trucks and enjoyed showing them off. He was a member of the Goldston Lions Club and loved serving his community. He and Lisa were sports people through and through. They loved traveling and supporting neighborhood kids playing all over the state and beyond. He loved the NY Yankees and the UNC Tarheels. He enjoyed watching them on TV and occasionally in person. He was always ready to help with cooking chicken for benefits for anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Moody and brothers, Bobby and Billy Denkins.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lisa Gilliland Denkins; son, Brian Denkins (Kari); sister, Barbara Denkins; brothers, Broadus Denkins and Benny Denkins, Sr.; grandchildren, Payton and Presleigh Denkins; sister-in-law, Susan Denise (Forrest); several nieces and nephews; special care-giver, Dorothy Johnson and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Dogwood Maintenance, 7050 Camp Dogwood Dr., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

Condolences may be offered online at

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