Gregory Earl Denny, the fifth child, was born to Almastro and Sandra Denny on January 16th, 1972 in San Diego California four minutes ahead of his twin brother George Denny. From the very start of his life, he was interested in his surroundings and eager to see what was happening in his world. Greg was a natural leader and mentor who was talented in many areas. From birth, Greg was brought up in the Apostolic church. He went to Sunday school which aided his moral growth, church PYPU and Vacation Bible School which was spiritually helpful, and molded him into a loving and kind individual. At a young age, Greg was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Educated in the local schools around the Denny home, Greg attended Audubon Elementary, Keiller Middle school and graduated from Samuel F B Morse High School. During high school he ran track, played football, was a member of the marching band, and joined the Army ROTC.
After high school, Greg followed in his Grandfather’s footsteps (Bishop Charles L. Taylor) and joined the United States Army Reserves. At age 17 he completed boot camp and by his 18th birthday he was serving during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. While in the Army he sharpened his cooking skills and became an excellent cook.
It was during his military service that Greg continued to develop his security techniques and made the decision to pursue a career in criminal justice. He worked for a few local security services before joining the security team at Barona Casino. Another big event in his life was about to unfold. In 1994, he met Kimberly Wulff, another employee at the casino. This meeting eventually led to their marriage of 23 years.
While raising their two son’s Kyle and Dillon, Kim and Greg became active in Little League. Greg wore many hats while involved with Little League including coach, grounds keeper, and short order cook while still finding time to mentor some of the children in the league.
After many years of working security at Barona Casino, Greg sought new employment opportunities. He became a licensed Real Estate agent along with Kim. A few years later, Greg decided to join the UCSD medical center Security team as Security Manager. As usual, he was an asset to that facility. He worked there until UCSD downsized and funding caused layoffs. Not one to rest without employment, Greg took a position as Security Specialist at Taylor Guitar, where he implemented upgrades to security and compliance. He became an Active Shooter Instructor, forklift trainer, monitored company’s assets and was an instrumental part of the safety program at Taylor Guitar.
Keeping his skills sharp and working on continuing his education, Gregory enrolled in the American Military University. He was 2 weeks away from completing his last class that would have led to his Bachelor of Arts degree in Security Management.
A family man, Greg was handy around the house by doing many repairs and improvements. He enjoyed working on projects, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his mother and always tried to make sure she had what she needed as well as some of the luxuries.
The year 2020 proved to be challenging for Greg. His knees were in constant pain and all treatments didn’t heal him. Still, he persevered and returned to work because he was a provider. During this time, Greg began to grow closer to his faith in God. He started livestreaming the services of Total Deliverance Worship Center. We are thankful that he was able to make peace with Almighty God.
After returning to work, the Coronavirus began to gain new momentum in San Diego. Somehow, out of all the people who did not practice social distancing or wear face coverings, that horrible disease found its way to infect a man who did practice social distancing. He wore a mask and only went to work, home, and the grocery store, where he remained in the truck. It is so hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks a strong hard working man was in the hospital fighting for his life.
On Friday, July 24, 2020, Gregory Earl Denny went home to rest in the arms of the Lord. Mourning his passing is his mother Sandra Denny, his wife Kimberly, sons Kyle and Dillon Wulff, daughter-in-law Silvia Wulff, mother-in-law, Debbie Kallage, three sisters; Shari Denny, Sarai Denny and Lillian Perez. Brothers and sisters-in-laws include Allan and Davena Brooks, John and Carol Denny, Charles Denny, George and Tiffany Denny, Juan and Tamika Denny, Richard and Maya Denny, Isaac, and sister-in-law Kelly and husband Marc Olson. Four grandchildren are Dominic, Kayleb, Jaxon and Camila, and multiple nieces and nephews who all looked up to him. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Greg will always remember the special man we all knew and loved.
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