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Mike Denney

May 31, 1954 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 66)


Mike Denney, 66, lifelong Guymon businessman, beloved husband, brother, father, Papa and friend, died Monday, June 8th, 2020 at his home. After a 5 year battle with cancer, Mike left his earthly home while being surrounded by his loving family and friends. We thank our Lord for the assurance that we will see him again!

David Michael Denney was born May 31st, 1954 in Guymon, Oklahoma and was the youngest child of Hildred Maxine (Nebergall) and Losson David (Bud) Denney. Mike began his hard work ethic at a very young age, while working for the family’s restaurant, Denney’s Dinateria. The entire family worked hard and crammed in as much fun and play as possible. Mike attended Guymon schools, graduating with the Class of 1972. He then graduated from Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma, in 1976. Mike began his career as a Certified Public Accountant for Hitch Enterprises and later went on to work at Oakes and Associates until opening his own firm. He was self-employed for Denney and Company, CPA, for more than 19 years. He worked tirelessly for his clients, with a personal and meticulous professional care.

Mike loved Guymon and the Panhandle people. He volunteered and was instrumental in the leadership of Panhandle Partners and Pink Heals Organization, and was the President of the Panhandle Chapter of Oklahoma Society of CPAs. Mike and Carol attended Victory Memorial United Methodist Church. Mike was famous for his big and infectious laugh, his quick sense of humor, and his generous heart. He was a competitive golfer and so enjoyed sharing his love of OU football and NASCAR with his son, Kevin.

Mike was united in marriage to Carol Sapp Wacker, on June 16th, 2012. He and Carol blended their families, making a lifetime of memories, laughter and fun.

Mike is survived by his best friend, soulmate and devoted wife, Carol Denney; son, Kevin Denney; daughter, Mackie Westcott and husband, Kelly; two sisters, Brenda Boomer and husband, Lewis of Littlefield, TX and Sandy Campbell and husband, Randy of Junction City, Kansas; his brother, Jon Robert Denney of Oklahoma City, and their families.

He was PaPa to his perfect and adored grandchildren, Kimber, Brantlee, True and Chloe Westcott (with another Westcott grandson on the way), Andrew Tate; step-granddaughters, Harleigh Hildebrand and Danikah Arntt.

He was preceded in death by parents, Hildred and L.D. (Bud) Denney.

Funeral services will be Friday morning, June 12​th​, 10:30 AM at Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Player, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon.

Donations may be given in memory of Mike to Pink Heals, Panhandle Partners or Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.

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