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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Phenix City

3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL

OBITUARY

Paul Thomas Dennis

March 23, 1938August 3, 2020

Paul "Pogey Bait" Dennis was born March 23, 1938, to Ivey W. and Edna Brannon Dennis and went to be with his Lord and Saviour on August 3, 2020.

He served four years in the U.S. Navy. In 1972, he was hired at the Lee County Alabama Sheriff's Office and retired as Captain after 30 years of service. He graduated from the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, VA.

Captain Dennis had a passion for the Toys for Tots program through the FOP Lodge 21. He was an avid Alabama fan. Roll Tide! His biggest love was his family whom he loved spending time talking about the good old days.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elaine Butts. He is survived by his wife of 41 years and the love of his life, Annie Clyde Dennis; his five daughters, Paula Johnston, Barbara (Kris) Webster, Elaina (David) Carrera, Terri (Craig) Meadows and Donna (Brent) Osborn; his six grandchildren; his ten great-grandchildren; his brother, Wayne Dennis; and his sister, Jean (Jim) Skinner along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The service will be at Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. EDT in Phenix City, Alabama, and will be officiated by Dr. Mike King. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Due to COVID-19, the service will be held for family only. CDC recommends that people wear face coverings in public settings.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Opelika or the FOP Lodge 21 Toys for Tots Program.

The family would like to thank the staff of Synergy Home Care, Kindred Hospice, and Phenix City Health Care who loved and cared for Paul during his illness and Piedmont Medical Healthcare workers who cared for him during his hospital stay.

  • FAMILY

  • Annie Clyde Dennis, Wife of 41 years
  • Paula Johnston, Daughter
  • Barbara Webster (Kris), Daughter
  • Elaina Carrera (David), Daughter
  • Terri Meadows (Craig), Daughter
  • Donna Osborn (Brent), Daughter
  • Wayne Dennis, Brother
  • Jean Skinner (Jim), Sister
  • Edna Brannon Dennis, Mother (deceased)
  • Ivey W. Dennis, Father (deceased)
  • Elaine Butts, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Dennis also leaves behind his six grandchildren; his ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

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  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church of Opelika of FOP Lodge 21 Toys for Tots Program

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Memories

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Charlotte Starnes Miller

August 5, 2020

MAY GOD'S PEACE BE WITH THE DENNIS FAMILY IN THE COMING DAYS. I HAVE SUCH FOND MEMORIES OF PAUL WHEN HE FIRST STARTED DATING MS. ANNE. WE WERE ALL GRATEFUL FOR HIS LOVE & WISDOM.

Amelia Dennis Bowers

August 5, 2020

As a young man, he was very handsome and had a vibrant personality. He loved to pick on his siblings and this cousin every chance that presented itself. He called me freckles and pulled my pig tails. There was a 13 year year difference in our ages so I don’t remember much. It is sad to know that my cousin and that part of my life is gone, but it won’t be forgotten.

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FROM THE FAMILY

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