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Celebrating the life of
Jack DeVane Denmark
Passed away on April 22, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Sunlight Cemetery
  • Church Road (Map)
    Cobbtown, Georgia 30420

  • 000-000-0000

I never knew of Mr. Denmark's accomplishments because he never talked about himself. But he always wanted me to cut his carpet because I cut to his specs. I'm sorry to see this. May perpetual light shine upon you.

Julie Price, Sav, Ga

Dear Iona and family I am so sorry for your loss. I know the grief you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember grief is the price we pay for love. I know how much love was there. Love Luree Bonner

Luree Morris Bonner, Savannah, Ga

When I heard the news of Jack’s passing my heart broke for everyone who knew and loved him, especially you, Iona, I can’t begin to tell you how much he will be missed - it’s an ache in the center of your chest that stays. I lift prayers for you, Vicki, Sherri and Michael. As long as you have memories, Jack will always be with you.

Brent snd Debbie Rose, Savannah, Ga

Vicki, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your mom and siblings. "For I know the plans I have for you, plans for welfare and not harm to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 This is my family scripture verse that provides HOPE. Keith

Keith Shaffer, Batesville, MS

Most people are unaware how many in need my Uncle Jack blessed and did it anonymously. Such a kind and giving heart. Love you Aunt Iona, Mike, Vicki, and Sherri. Praying for you at this sad time.

Diane Friese, , Kansas

Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. This is never a good chapter in our lives. Reading about your father's experiences and expertise brought a smile to my face. What a special man! It is no wonder why you are such a first-class super star lady. Sending many hugs, thoughts, and love your way during this difficult time. Let's connect soon, my friend!

Anne-Marie Woolsey , Treasure Island, FL

Vicki, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father. I hope that you and your family will find comfort in each other and the memories of your precious father. Renee Blackmar

Renee Blackmar, Cumming, GA

Aunt Iona, Vicki, Mike, Sherri and family, We will always remember Uncle Jack’s smile. Praying for all of you with love. Donnie, Charlyn and family

Donnie & Charlyn Green, ,

Jack DeVane Denmark, 86, passed away after a short illness on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center with his wife by his side. He was born July 17, 1932 in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Paul E. and Grace Gay Denmark. He was owner of Denmark Construction Company, Plantation Townhouses and the Westside Shopping Center. Mr. Denmark devoted his entire career to designing and developing many residential and commercial real estate properties, including building most of the Carey Hilliard’s Restaurants in Savannah and Garden City.

Mr. Denmark had a lifetime love for music and helping others. He served in the U.S. Army, played in the U.S. Army Band, taught music to the Salvation Army band students, and played the baritone horn in the Savannah Symphony. His community service included serving on the Salvation Army Board of Directors and as the Exalted Ruler for the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks (1980-1981) where he was a long-time member. Mr. Denmark also designed and built the current building for the Elks Lodge #183 in Savannah.

In his spare time, he enjoyed all types of woodworking and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Iona Lanigan Denmark, his son, Michael DeVane Denmark (Christine) of Tybee Island, Georgia; daughters, Vicki Denmark Flaherty (Patrick) of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Sherri Denmark Schumacher of Savannah, Georgia; one grandson, Ryan Frederick Schumacher of Savannah, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday in Sunlight Cemetery in Cobbtown, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks Lodge Building Fund, 183 Wilshire Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, or the Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, Savannah, GA 31405.

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Candle tribute lit by Patricia Mathis — Georgia

I never knew of Mr. Denmark's accomplishments because he never talked about himself. But he always wanted me to cut his carpet because I cut to his specs. I'm sorry to see this. May perpetual light shine upon you.

Julie Price, Sav, Ga

Dear Iona and family I am so sorry for your loss. I know the grief you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember grief is the price we pay for love. I know how much love was there. Love Luree Bonner

Luree Morris Bonner, Savannah, Ga

When I heard the news of Jack’s passing my heart broke for everyone who knew and loved him, especially you, Iona, I can’t begin to tell you how much he will be missed - it’s an ache in the center of your chest that stays. I lift prayers for you, Vicki, Sherri and Michael. As long as you have memories, Jack will always be with you.

Brent snd Debbie Rose, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Norene I Rice — Idaho

Vicki, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your mom and siblings. "For I know the plans I have for you, plans for welfare and not harm to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 This is my family scripture verse that provides HOPE. Keith

Keith Shaffer, Batesville, MS

Most people are unaware how many in need my Uncle Jack blessed and did it anonymously. Such a kind and giving heart. Love you Aunt Iona, Mike, Vicki, and Sherri. Praying for you at this sad time.

Diane Friese, , Kansas

Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. This is never a good chapter in our lives. Reading about your father's experiences and expertise brought a smile to my face. What a special man! It is no wonder why you are such a first-class super star lady. Sending many hugs, thoughts, and love your way during this difficult time. Let's connect soon, my friend!

Anne-Marie Woolsey , Treasure Island, FL

Vicki, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father. I hope that you and your family will find comfort in each other and the memories of your precious father. Renee Blackmar

Renee Blackmar, Cumming, GA

Candle tribute lit by Susan and Randy Rucker — Mississippi

Aunt Iona, Vicki, Mike, Sherri and family, We will always remember Uncle Jack’s smile. Praying for all of you with love. Donnie, Charlyn and family

Donnie & Charlyn Green, ,

Candle tribute lit by Debbie and Aldo — Georgia


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