Marcus Howard Denton, 20, formerly of Atchison, KS, was murdered on, Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with Pastor Timothy Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, May 4th 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Atchison High School Show Choir or American Legion Baseball and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Marcus was born on May 21, 1997 in Atchison, KS, the son of Patrick Mark and Olivia (Oliver) Denton. He graduated from Atchison High School in 2015 and attended Highland Community College. Marcus was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He enjoyed basketball, baseball, music and hiking.
Survivors include his parents Mark and Olivia Denton of Atchison, KS, two brothers Gregory Denton, Atchison, KS, Patrick Denton, Jr., Atchison, KS, a sister Alexandria Denton, Atchison, KS, grandparents John and Barb Oliver, Atchison, KS, aunts and uncles, William Everage, Thomas Everage, Vincent (Millie) Oliver, Darlene Everage, Denise Cluke, Davina Everage, Vanessa (John) Cluke, Jesse (Stacey) Greenly, Brandy (Anthony) Ross, Jennifer Oliver, Marilyn McCants-Denton, Cheryl Denton, Leslie (Matthew) Denton, a great aunt, JoAnne Norton and girlfriend, Lauren Pierce, Atchison KS.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Louise Oliver and paternal grandparents James and Virginia Denton, and aunts Cindy and Sandi Denton.