OBITUARY

Dennis Chester Stark

December 11, 1941January 7, 2018
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STARK, Dennis C., passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018, surrounded by family in Midlothian, Virginia, at the age of 76. Dennis was born December 11, 1941 in Winona, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Eleanor; and son, David. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane; and three children, James (Katie) in Phoenix, Arizona, Laurie Morris (Daniel) in Raleigh, North Carolina and Andrew (girlfriend, Amanda Hightower) in Midlothian, Virginia. Denny's loving grandchildren include Nick, Ashley and Emily Stark and Lily and Eli Morris. Denny enjoyed a good story and a fun laugh followed by a beer or glass of wine with friends and family. He was a man of quick wit and unfailing generosity. Denny's welcoming spirit and dedication to his loved ones was always felt and present. He served in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960s, including service on the ship during the Cuban Blockade. He always remembered his U.S. Navy years fondly and was proud of his service. Denny was also proud of his long history as managing partner of Family Thrift Store in Richmond. His dedication to the store, his work and his employees was evident to all. The family will receive friends and loved ones on Friday, January 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Chapel, in Midlothian, Virginia. Funeral services will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 11300 West Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Virginia, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or a charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be made at woodyfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dennis Chester Stark

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Tony West

February 2, 2018

Our hearts and prayers to your family and friends from your USS Decatur family...

Richard Stark

January 16, 2018

Will miss the long talks big brother. Your laugh and wisdom will always be rembered. You were a straight talker and I won't hold it against you for watching FOX.

Mary Degenhardt

January 15, 2018

Diane and family, I was saddened to hear of cousin Denny's passing. I will always remember his wonderful laugh, and the sense of fun he always brought wherever he went. Denny held a very special place in my parents' hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Dana Sprouse

January 13, 2018

Diane My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always have fond memories of Denny.

Connie Jones

January 13, 2018

My sincere sympathy goes out too all of you. I will hold the fond memories we all shared in my heart forever.

Pat Perrine

January 13, 2018

Diane
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Denny for 20 years at Greg & David Co in Ventura CA.
You are all in my thoughts.

Amanda Bowles

January 12, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
I first met Denny at
Fan Tastic Thrift,Denny always had a story or would say something to make you laugh. Denny will be missed.

Kay and Rob Davis

January 12, 2018

Diane, Laurie and Andrew,
Rob and I are so sorry about Denny. We have such great memories of our family gatherings and having the best next door neighbors. Your Dad will be much missed by all of us. Much love being sent your way.

Robert and Patty Conway

January 12, 2018

Diane and family, we were so sorry to hear about Denny's passing. We are so grateful that we were able to see and visit with Denny last summer in Lake City, so many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless.

Robert and Patty Conway

January 12, 2018

Diane and family, we were so sorry to hear about Denny's passing. We are so grateful that we were able to see and visit with Denny last summer in Lake City, so many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless.