Mr. Dennis was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, a former welder/pipefitter with Little Rock Union Hall #155, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the Poplar Bluff Masonic Lodge #209, Bloomfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star #385 and a resident of Bloomfield.
He was united in marriage to Pansy Rogers on April 23, 1976, at Malden. Mrs. Dennis survives of the home in Bloomfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richie Dennis of Poplar Bluff; one daughter, Rhonda McGowen of Poplar Bluff; one step-son, Dennis Rogers of Centralia, Ill.; one step-daughter, Charlotte Haggard of Kansas City; one sister, Connie Kesler, of Milltown, Ind.; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robbie Dennis.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Funeral services were then conducted at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kevin Eskew officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors.