John “Johnny D” Denker, 66, passed away November 4, 2020.

John was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 13, 1954. He was a musician and most recently played with the band Dakota in New Jersey. John retired from Publix recently, and was also a retiree from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

John is survived by his wife, Bobbie Ritter-Denker; father, Joseph Denker; sister, Lorraine Nugent and her children, Brenda (Santo), Charlie (Tina) and Matthew; brother, Joseph Denker and his children, Joseph (Kelly) and Crissy; great nieces and nephews, Kate (Tom), Taylor (J.C.), Sydney, Tyler, Samantha and Marlee; brother in law, Johnny (Chrissy) and his daughter, Jessie; brother in law, Kevin (Jenn) and his children, Sandy and Mandy; Bobbie’s big sister, Lynne; John’s dog, Gibson; his Publix family; and his many extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted Monday, November 9th at 6:00 P.M. at Gentry Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland, FL 33801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Watson Clinic Cancer Center Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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