He was born April 17, 1935, in Centerville, Iowa, to William and Rosie Robinson Denniston.
He moved to Wyoming in the 1950s and through the years, he worked for the sugar factory in Worland, the railroad and Pepsi. He enjoyed communicating via CB radio as "Little Red Devil," fishing, hunting and dancing.
Survivors include his sons, Nick of Oklahoma City, Okla., Elbert of Powell, Jason of Carlsbad, N.M., and Jonathon of Vernal, Utah; daughters Evelyn Morris and Carla Resendez of Billings, Mont., Margaret of Utah, Deann Hanning of Powell and Tina Menuey of Utah; his brothers, Richard Denniston and wife Anna of Port Orchard, Wash., and Ronald Denniston and wife Myrna of Thermopolis; his sisters, Maxine Meyer and husband Joe of Basin, Ruby Nelson and husband Wilfred of Worland and Charlotte Hall and husband David of Manderson; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jessie Krei; and a brother, William Denniston.
Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.