OBITUARY

Dennis R Hammons

26 March, 196431 March, 2021
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Dennis R. Hammons age 57, of Versailles passed away at 5:32 AM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his residence. Dennis was born March 26, 1964, in Piqua to the late Rosco Hammons and Shirley (Carnes) Muhlenkamp. In addition to his parents, Dennis was also preceded in death by a brother, Garrett Hammons; and sister, Wanda Stamper. Dennis is survived by his wife, Tracy (McNutt) Hammons whom he married August 24, 1996; children, T.J. Hammons of Huber Heights, Kyle Hammons of Piqua, Brittany Hammons of Versailles and Kasey Foreman of Versailles; grandchildren, Jace Schilling, Mason Schilling and Emmitt Hammons; brothers & sisters-in-law, Randy & Robin Hammons of Piqua and Jerry & Linda Hammons of Gettysburg; sisters & brother-in-law, Teresa & Jeff Mills of Versailles and Gayla Hammons of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery near Lockington. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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    Monday, 5 April , 2021

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Jason Jessica Dunn

11 June 2021

We are thankful to have known Dennis. We will always remember the good times that we shared. We have always looked forward to cookouts and bonfires and times with friends. We will feel your absence around the fire and at the table. I will miss reminiscing about old “real” country music. Several times Dennis said our personalities were so similar that we could’ve been brothers and I will miss that bond.

Jerry Hammons

8 June 2021

Dennis aka Beaner wasn’t just my brother he was my best friend. Anytime I needed to talk he was there you might not like what he had to say he was straight to the point. That’s what made him who he was. I was blessed to have him in my life. I think of you everyday and ask why. I guess God needed a angel he got the best of the best. Fly high Beaner. Love ya brother

Linda Hammons

7 June 2021

Dennis,
Was an amazing man. He was a great brother-in- law. He would always make you laugh know mater what. He was always there for everyone. Every one loved Dennis.Dennis you will be truly missed. We love you

Cindy Subler

1 April 2021

I remember Dennis coming to Mason's Grandparents Day here at Versailles Elementary. He had a smile on his face the whole time and Mason was so excited he was there with him. I will be thinking of you Mason! Prayers for the entire family!!
Mrs. Subler

Douglas Riley

1 April 2021

I remember all the good times we had at our gang's playing pool and having a few beers after work. He was such a good person and friend to everyone he met I always appreciated how honest and straightforward he was with everyone. That's such a great quality to have and he had it in spades you will be missed. Until we meet again my friend!!!!💗🙏🤘

Nancy Merkle

1 April 2021

Prayers and Love to Tracy and the family.. He was a great man..

Rita neff

1 April 2021

Sending heartfelt sympathy -hugs-love -and prayers for all. Rita drew -Neff

Randy Grisez

1 April 2021

Dennis was one of the greatest guys you could ever meet. Great father, grandfather, and friend. I truly cherish all the years he has been in my life. He was like a brother to me and to so many of his friends, Taken to early from this earth , the good Lord must have needed a special angle he really got a good one. Every one is going to miss him dearly. Love you brother. Rest in peace, fly high.

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Dennis was a loving father,husband and friend. He is truly missed every day.

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Such a cute little guy.

From the Family

Dennis was a loving father,husband and friend. He is truly missed every day.

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Such a cute little guy.

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Spending time with dad.

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Dennis as a young man.

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Dennis with his mother and siblings.

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Biography

Dennis R Hammons was a man for whom actions would speak louder than words. His life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Dennis’s life. He was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. He was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Dennis was modest in his actions and extremely literal in his thoughts and in the manner in which he communicated with others. When Dennis said something, he meant it. All those who knew him appreciated this trademark quality.

      Dennis was born on March 26, 1964 at Piqua Hospital in Piqua, Ohio. His parents were Rosco and Shirley. Dennis was raised in Piqua. Even as a small child, Dennis wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Dennis grew older, he realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, he treated everyone around him the same way. This belief in fair play served Dennis well throughout his life and despite his natural shyness; he enjoyed a solid group of friends.

      Since Dennis sought to treat those around him with respect, he often found himself in the role of playing peacemaker within his family. He was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because he loved the challenge of conflict resolution. He would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Dennis was raised with six siblings. He had three brothers Garrett, Randy, Jerry and three sisters Wanda, Gayla, and Teresa. Dennis was constantly involved in activities with his siblings. Dennis and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

      During his childhood, family and friends viewed Dennis as a quiet and reserved person with what most would consider a calm and tranquil demeanor. In fact, he was a fairly curious child who had the ability to entertain himself and didn’t require much in the way of outside stimulation. A great deal of Dennis’s free time was spent learning how and why the things around him worked. He was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide. He took part in football and basketball.

      Those who didn’t know Dennis well might have thought him to be objective and somewhat emotionally detached, but family and friends who were close to him knew that he was capable of unexpected flashes of humor. Dennis’s good friends tended to be “thinkers” like himself. Even though the circle of friends was somewhat small, it was a strong and loyal group, and Dennis liked nothing better than to spend his free time with them. Dennis was well known for always being up front and open, never hiding his true feelings, qualities that drew deep loyalty from his friends because they understood and appreciated him for the person he was. Another quality that people admired in Dennis was his ability to link cause and effect and apply the appropriate connection in his assessment of any new situation. Later in life, he became friends with many people. He was a trust worthy friend who always put them first.

      This same loyalty and up front honesty Dennis shared with his friends carried over to other aspects of his life, including his relationships with his family. The marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Dennis’s skill at bringing fresh energy and clarity to meeting Tracy's needs. He was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

      As the family grew, Dennis was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Dennis was blessed with Four children.Two sons TJ and Kyle and two daughters Brittney and Kasey. They were also blessed with 3 grandchildren, Jace, Mason and Emmitt. Dennis was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, he would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Dennis was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Dennis’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.

      In his work life, Dennis was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. He excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once he understood exactly why he was working on a project, he could plow full steam ahead. For Dennis, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to him in appreciating its importance. Even if he worked alone on an assignment, Dennis was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and he would readily use them if they improved the process. His primary occupation was warehouse manager. He was employed for Whiteford Foods, PRT, Weavers and Mansfield Energy. Dennis always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Dennis’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced his choice of leisure pursuits as well. He applied his strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to his choice of activities. He particularly enjoyed the “alone” time his hobbies provided. His favorite pursuits were fishing, golfing and spending time with family. Dennis was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Dennis strongly believed that talk is cheap. He was the type of person who would show others his feelings through his actions. He was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. He had a curiosity about the things around him and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences he treasured most were those he shared with his loved ones. Dennis R Hammons will be greatly missed.


Dear Dennis,
I want to thank you for 31 amazing years together. You were such a giving and loving person who would do what he needed to do for our family. Through the years, I learned so much from you and grew to be a strong women. We had our ups and downs just like everyone does, but we always learned and grew from our challenges. I felt that together there was nothing that we could not handle. You always supported me in every way that a good husband should, I could not have asked for better man. I know that we lived by the saying "everything happens for a reason" but this one has to be the hardest one for me to except. I feel so lost without you. I hear you talking to me and hugging me when I need it, but it doesn't take away the pain in my heart. Living the rest of my life without you by my side will be the hardest thing I will ever have to do, but because of you I know that I will be okay.
Love you always, Tracy

Dear Dad,
To the man who brushed my hair as a kid. To the man who taught me how to drive because mom's nerves couldn't handle it. To the man who taught me that talk is cheap, but actions are worth a thousand words. To the man who molded me into the strong woman I am today. I want to thank you. You were the best father a girl could ever ask for. When I called, you were there no matter the situation. You were strong, courageous, and straight to the point. If I could be half the person you were, that would be enough. While this hurts like nothing I have ever felt before, I'm proud to be your daughter.
I love you Dad, Kasey