Maceo Denson of South Bend IN, transitioned peacefully to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 10:30 p.m. at his home with family at his bedside. Maceo was born May 31, 1939 in Kevil, Kenturky to Madeline Denson and Sam Caldwell.
He attended school in Paducah, Kentucky. After school, he joined the United States Marine Corp. on August 22, 1956, where he served on active duty. He was Honorably Discharged on August 30, 1958.
After his tour in the service, he moved to South Bend, Indiana where he later met his wife Eddie. They were united in Holy Matrimony on July 5, 1969 and later became the proud parents of two sons: Brian and Michael Denson. Maceo was employed at Weiferhauser Paper Company for 12 years and 21 years at Uniroyal Rubber Company until he retired.
Maceo enjoyed drag racing and was well known for racing. He raced at Osceola Speedway, Indianapolis Indiana, and Michigan often bringing home the winning trophy. He was very skilled and enjoyed working on cars. Maceo accepted Christ at an early age and later joined Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor H. Gregory Haygood, where he attended regularly until his illness prevented him from attending.
Left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife of 51 years, Eddie Denson; sons: Brian (Tina) Denson and Michael Denson; grandchildren whom he adored: Brianca LaShay Denson and My’Kel Denson of South Bend, Indiana; cousins: Marion (Sandra) Denson and Kenneth (Brenda) Denson both of Paducah, Kentucky; niece, Isola Wells of Georgia; nephews: Eddie (Gloria) Wells of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marcus (Anisha) Wells of South Bend, Indiana; two special friends: Charlene Williams and Dottie Mayfield; along with a host of other family members and friends.
Maceo was preceded in death by his mother, Madeline Denson; father, Sam Caldwell; cousin, Donald Denson; grandparents: George and Emma Denson.
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