He was a native of Blowing Rock, NC and son of the late Maurice and Frances Pitts Denny.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Martin Denny.
James proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He later became the assistant manager of the Elizabethton golf course.
His survivors include his son, Lance Denny (wife Malina), grandchildren, Sheridan and Holden, sister, Jeannette Bryant (husband Peter) brother, Ken Denny (wife Margaret), several nieces and nephews, special friends: Al Wheeler, Rick Orassi, and Dillard Shoales.
The family will greet friends and family on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Southwestern Baptist Church, 1112 Cherokee Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for his grandchildren. Please contact his family for information.
Condolences may be sent to www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, TN (423-610-7171). This obituary is lovingly submitted by the Denny family.