Marvin L. Denning

Marvin Leonard Denning, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Marcilla Cecile Denning (his daughter-in-law) officiating with Masonic Memorial Rites performed by the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571. Marvin had requested to be cremated under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.Marvin was born on Feb. 15, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas and was adopted at birth by Sam Homer Denning and Frances Luella (Palmer) Denning and both parents preceded him in death. He was a resident of Nolan County, Texas since 1952, graduating from Newman High School in Sweetwater, Texas. He went to the U.S. Navy to become an Electronics Technician, then worked for AT&T as a Communications Craftsman in Sweetwater, where he went to many electronic schools, including digital logic and mainframe computers (before PC’s). The marriage to Sharon Kay (Bixler) Dennings on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1969, was the best thing ever happening in Marvin’s life, which brought great happiness and many wonders. Marvin was a member of Sweetwater Lodge #571 AF&AM, and was a Knights Templar of Sweetwater Commandery No. 89, where he served as Eminent Commander in 1977 and as Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star, Mamie D. Crane No. 1018, in 1997-1998 year, with his wife Sharon as Worthy Matron. He also served in Sweetwater Chapter No.236, R.A.M., and Council No.172, R.&S.M., both of Sweetwater, Texas. Marvin was a Technical Representative on electrical systems for Sun Information Service Company, Electronic and Telecommunication Systems Division. Marvin was a committee member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 142, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1988. He served as Deacon at the First Christian Church of Sweetwater, Texas, and teaching the Adults Bible Class. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kay Denning of Sweetwater and two sons, Marcus Lee Denning of Austin and wife Marcella (Brast) Denning and Michael Brian Denning of Sweetwater.Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 AF&AM.Online condolences may be expressed at