Ernest "Ernie" Eugene Denny, 57, passed away on April 8, 2013 in Tampa, Fla. A resident of Tampa, Fla. for more than 25 years, he worked as a field contractor for Gulf-area firms. He was born and reared in Loudon and was an avid hunter and UT sports fan. Ernest was a U.S. Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Hazel Denny of Loudon and later Lancaster and daughter Samantha Denny.
Ernest is survived by his daughter Haley Denny of Tampa, Fla., sisters Tina Denny Boring of Greer, S.C. and Elizabeth Gay Denny of Lancaster, and brother Steve Denny of Englewood.
A memorial gathering took place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Gonzalez Funeral Home with memorial services beginning at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements were entrusted to Gonzalez Funeral Home, 813-931-1833. Charitable gifts in lieu of flowers are requested.