Denzil Clyde Totten, age 95, of Marlinton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 14, 2018. He faithfully attended Cochran Creek Baptist Church in Rimel.
Born April 8, 1923, in Renick, he was a son of the late Bernard Totten and the late Birdie Nelson Totten.
After high school, Denzil worked at Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. In June of 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps during WWII, serving his country with the rank of Corporal, as lower ball gunner on the B-17 Bomber and as a link trainer instructor, giving instrument time to pilots and cadets through April 1946.
Following the war, he worked for A&P in Marlinton for 21 years. He then opened Pocahontas Foodland in January, 1975, as an independent grocer, serving Pocahontas County. He retired in 1985, with his sons continuing his legacy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jane Dunn Totten; and a brother, Elvern Ray Totten.
He is survived by his two sons, James Totten, and wife, Carla, and John Totten, and wife, Kimberly, all of Marlinton; one sister, Thelma Totten Mullens, of Ocala, Florida; four grandchildren, David Totten, and wife, Hannah, of Marlinton, Susan Taylor, and husband, Chad, of Morgantown, and Eric Underwood and Aaron Totten, both of Mt. Nebo.
Funeral service was held at Cochran Creek Baptist Church in Rimel, September 17, with Pastor Roger Frame officiating. Interment was in Ruckman Cemetery in Buckeye with Military Rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps. Arrangements were handled by VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton.
Memorial donations may be made to Cochran Creek Baptist Church, 1400 Jerico Road, Marlinton, WV 24954.