OBITUARY

Dennis Craig Whitesides

September 29, 1956January 6, 2021

Dennis Whitesides passed away on January 6, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. There will be no service. He will be interred at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. A luncheon in his honor will be held at a later date when we all are vaccinated for COVID 19.

He was born in Columbia Missouri September 29, 1956 to Donald and Laverne Whitesides. His parents proceeded him in death. He was a lifelong Columbia resident graduating from Hickman High School in 1974. Dennis worked in the lumber business for 40 years.

Dennis was a devoted husband to his wife of thirty years, Pranny Cook Whitesides, who survives. Along with his wife, Dennis is survived by his sister, Debbie Sheldon (Roger); his son, Eric Whitesides; three beloved grandchildren, Grayson, Jackson, and Aria; as well as adoring nieces and nephews.

He loved traveling with his wife, always retuning with adventurous tales to tell whether that was from San Diego, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Chicago, Las Vegas or their countless St Louis Baseball Cardinal trips. Dennis was an avid fan loving; Cardinal Baseball, MU Tigers Football & Basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs and of course Tropical Liqueurs.

Dennis will be missed immensely. The absence of his quiet steadiness, and gentle humor will leave an empty space in his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Michael Malone

January 10, 2021

I worked with Dennis from 95 to 03 at Mid City. He was yard supervisor and I worked under him . Great Boss Great friend . Never lost his temper with me I would have lost my temper with me lol
Alot of memories of Dennis but one of my favorites was before he was yard supervisor I tipped over a forklift I was so scared . I ran up the hill and told Dennis what I did and said PLEASE DONT TELL MARK MARTIN. First thing he did was tell Mark lol. They made fun of me for years about that
I feel honored to have known him . Great character Fun person

Dwayne Tidball

January 9, 2021

Pranny
So sorry for your loss.
I enjoyed my time with Dennis and you back in my Mid-City Lmbr. days.
Peace be with you.

sylvia martin

January 9, 2021

I grew up with Denny (yes we called him Denny) we grew up together and went to the same little country school. He always had that dry humor and sly smile with little smirks here and there that I will never forget. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to Pranny, Eric and the family.

Dink Malone

January 6, 2021

I worked for many years with Dennis at Mid City Lumber. We had many good times together along with his Pranny and my wife Patsy. we drank, we laughed, and had great times. Also there were several others who joined in on our fun. we will miss him very much and wish Pranny the best

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