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Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

John Beecher Dennis Jr.

April 26, 1929August 25, 2020
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Dennis Jr., John B. 91 of Powell, TN passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, August 25, 2020. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Following his service in the Korean War, John met his bride to be, Patsy, to whom he was married to for 65 years and together they raised seven children. John retired from TVA after 33 years of faithful service. He was a devoted Christian, family man, and avid UT Vols fan. John will be greatly missed by all that know and love him. He was preceded in death by spouse; Patsy Ruth Moore Dennis; son, John "Johnny" Beecher Dennis III; father, John B. Dennis, Sr.; mother, Jeanette Dennis Chapman; siblings, Carolyn Mamula, Jedena Monroe; beloved dog, Dee Dee. John is survived by son, Mark E. Dennis; daughters, Diane Dennis, Betty Jo (Wade) Miller, Carolyn (Darren) Smith, Susan Orr, Kelli McNamara; grandchildren, Mark (Shannon) Dennis, Amy Rodgers, Matthew (Mindy) Dennis, Meredith Franks, Michael (Samantha) Dennis, Leslee (Bill) Gray, Emily (Joey) Stottler, Keith Roberts, Jacob Roberts, Beau (Kristy) Henderson, Melanie (Jonathan) Dean, Kevin (Jessie) Miller, Justin Keisler, Aaron (Amanda) Keisler, Jared Orr, Ashley (Marcus) Ashford, Kaitlyn (Grant) Carringer, Kelsey (Tanner) Hauck, Duncan McNamara, Keegan McNamara, Reese (Isaac Maxwell)McNamara; devoted granddaughter and great granddaughter, Morgan "Libby" (Drew Grissom) McNamara and Karis Grissom; 40 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; siblings, Dan Dennis, Charles (Jewel) Rhinehart; many nieces, nephews and additional family. Family will receive friends Saturday, August 29th from 12-2 pm with funeral service following at 2 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Blazier officiating. Burial will take place Saturday, August 29th following the funeral service at Lynnhurst Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Nancy (Cline) Barbee

August 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I have known your dad for many years, especially when you lived on Gibert & Berea. He was such a kind man. I remember when he used to ride the bus too in Knoxville. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Leslee Gray

August 27, 2020

Unconditional Love. Dedicated. Hard working. Intelligent. Kind.

And loved; he is loved by so many.

Until we meet again,
Leslee

Lynn Lunsford

August 26, 2020

Praying for comfort and peace for the family. I so love and cherish the memories with Betty Jo and her sweet daddy, mom, and sisters.

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