Timothy Lee Dennis

February 21, 1953March 29, 2018

Timothy Lee Dennis, of Athens, Georgia died suddenly Thursday, March 29. He was 65.

Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he was a graduate of University of Kentucky. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and established himself in the steel industry, ultimately founding the Sun States Steel Corp in Athens, Georgia.

Among his many interests, he was an ardent UK basketball fan and enjoyed golf at the Athens Country Club. Tim loved gardening, hunting, cooking, creative writing and spending time with his family on Lake Hartwell. He is the son of Lee and Willie Dennis of Lexington, Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Madge Dennis; daughters, Sarah Grace Dennis of Charleston, SC and Claire Dennis of Washington, DC; brother, Jack Dennis of Cincinnati, Ohio and sister, Barbara Goff of Georgetown, Texas.

A memorial service with reception to follow will be held at Athens Country Club on Sunday, April 8 from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Athens Area Humane Society ( or the American Beekeeping Federation (

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Reception and Memorial Service Sunday, April 8, 2018

Timothy Lee Dennis

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F. Ward

April 9, 2018

"From my family to yours, you have our deepest sympathy during your time of loss, the emptiness and pain associated with losing a loved one often seems more than we can bear. Meditating though, on God's promise of a time without sickness and death will provide you with hope, and a measure of comfort at a time when it seems there is none to be found. Philippians 4:6,7, Acts 24:15, and Revelation 21:4, have all helped me to cope when I have experienced loss, I pray they will benefit your family as well."

Bill lepping

April 3, 2018

Cousin Madge, I remember our UK days and the Christmas gatherings on Cherokee Rd. Tim was always so intellectual but approachable and down to earth. Many great memories. Our Love to you and family. Bill and Kathie Day Lepping

Leslie & Harry Brooks

April 3, 2018

Madge , Claire and Grace,

We are so sad and shocked at the news of Tim's passing. All our memories bring laughter and smiles. Lake Hartwell is a bit more empty and can never be re-filled.

God Bless all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Leslie and Harry

Darrell and Judy Cole

April 3, 2018

Madge and family,

We are sorry for your loss of Tim. We sure enjoyed being neighbors and talking gardening, traveling and family over the fence. We know that you have difficult days ahead but if we can do anything to assist you, do not hesitate to let us know.