Edward L. Denham, Sr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept., 14, 2012, in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1943 to the late Katherine Jones Hicks and Harry L. Denham. He graduated from Chattanooga High School and attended Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in accounting. He worked in the building materials business as a sales representative for many years and was an avid golfer.He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, George E. Hicks Jr.; sister, Debra A. Clay.He is survived by his children, Melinda (Tim) Sansom, of Hixson, Eddie (April) Denham, of Ooltewah, Jim (Rhonda) Denham, of McDonald, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kaylia Evans, Peyton Denham, T.J. Evans; and other relatives and friends.Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Bartle Baugh Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.