Mr. Otis Lynwood Denham, 86 of Tifton, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Directors with Rev. Larry Layfield officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home before the service.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and family members. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tifton High School Class of 1955 and former co-workers from his banking days.
Mr. Denham was born on June 3, 1936, as one of nine children born to the late Curtis Denham and Julia Lee Aultman Denham in worth county. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Neil Denham and Glenn Denham, and his two sisters, Betty Ann Whisler, and Merle Barge, two brothers-in-law, Larry Patton and Leonard Barge and sister-in-law, Delora Ann Denham.
Mr. Lynwood graduated from Tifton High School in 1955 and served in the United States Air Force, then he attended the University of South Carolina. Lynwood married his wife, JoAnne on January 3, 1960. He worked in the banking industry for over forty years. He started his career at C&S Bank then retired as a Banking Officer from First Community Bank currently known as Synovus Bank in Tifton. He was a man of Christian faith and a member of First Baptist Church in Tifton, Masonic Tifton Lodge #47 and the Gideons. His favorite hobby was following his grandson, Gray to all his baseball games from little league through college. He missed very few games during Gray’s career. He became known as “Bobby” to Gray and all his teammates.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, JoAnne Gordy Denham of Tifton, his daughter and son-in-law, Lynne Denham Jones and Mike of Leesburg, his grandson, Gray Jones and his wife Tine of Leesburg, his two great grandchildren, Levi Jones and Lyla Jones, his sister, Sue Patton of Tifton, his three brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl Denham and Teddie of Tifton, Lee Denham and Gerrie of Tifton and Mike Denham and Carol of Dawsonville and brother-in-law, Norm Whisler and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX. 75284-0692 or Tifton Gideon Camp, PO Box 7051, Tifton, Ga., 31793.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.