WHEREAS, Mr. Denney was the senior partner at the law firm of Denney, Pease Allison & Kirk in Columbus, Georgia;
WHEREAS, he was past president of the Columbus Bar Association, member of the State Bar of Georgia, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, and Fellow in the American College of Elite Trial Lawyers;
WHEREAS, Mr. Denney attended Mercer University receiving a BA degree in 1956 and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1957;
WHEREAS, he also received the Tradition of Excellence Award from the State Bar of Georgia in 1997 and was named as Georgia Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2000;
WHEREAS, Mr. Denney worked for many years on behalf of Columbus, Georgia on matters involving civil litigation and as a special counsel to the Columbus Risk Manager;
WHEREAS, he will always be known as a lawyers’ lawyer and enjoyed mentoring younger lawyers throughout his long and distinguished career;
WHEREAS, he is pre-deceased by a son John William Denney, Jr. and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Loma Greene Denney, Midland, GA, his daughter, Judith Denney Hollington (Larry Neal Hollington) Augusta, GA, his son, Clifford Michael Denney (Monika Irene Denney) Buford, GA, his grandson, Capt. John William Denney, III (Libby Bain Denney) stationed at Hohenfels, Germany, granddaughter, Sara Lauren Hollington, grandson, William Neal Hollington, great granddaughters, Cora Parker Denney and Morgen Elizabeth Denney, daughter-in-law, Kelly Hynes Denney, Cape Cod, MA, sister, Shirley Denney Armstrong, Dothan, AL, brother, Carl E. Denney, Lawrenceville, GA, and a number of nieces and nephews.