Dennis "Big D" Almond

April 26, 1955December 23, 2012
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Dennis “Big D” Clyde Almond, age 57, of Rogers, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2012. He was born in DeWitt, Arkansas, on April 26, 1955, to the late Stanley and Lou Ella (Benson) Almond.

Dennis attended St. Charles High School and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Beautiful Beaver Lake and a career opportunity with Pel-Freez inspired him to move his family to Rogers in 1987. He spent his career in accounting and business management. He was an entrepreneur of numerous business ventures and was currently working with Harris McHaney Property Management.

Big D had a passion for spending time with his family, friends, and pets. He was a compassionate man that overflowed with generosity and he made a lasting impression on all who came in contact with him. His big heart shined through in everything he did, and his expressions of love knew no bounds.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Michael Wright and wife Deanna of Rogers, Stephen Wright and wife Lindsey of Omaha, Neb., Lesley Herr and husband Phil of Bentonville; grandchildren, McKinley, Carson, Mclaren; brothers, Roger Almond and wife Jean of Hot Springs, Jerry Almond and wife Diane of Conway.

A celebration of Big D’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012, in the Rollins Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Pastor Joe Liles. A reception will follow at the funeral home where stories and memories may be shared.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, should be made to the Neighborhood Church, P.O. Box 1461, Bentonville, 72712; or the American Stroke Association (

Arrangements are under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Online condolences may be made at



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January 21, 2014

Dennis you are a sweet and kind person too me in school. we had great 12 years together. you will remain in my heart for ever. RIP my dear friend

Michaela und Kyra

January 9, 2013

Liebe Bärbel,
es tut uns so schrecklich Leid, dass du deinen fantastischen Mann so früh verloren hast. Wir hatten leider nur kurz die Gelegenheit, Dennis kennenzulernen. Wir haben ihn als sehr lustigen, lebensfrohen Menschen und liebevollen Vater erlebt und so werden wir ihn auch in Erinnerung behalten. Wir wünschen Dir und Deiner Familie viel Kraft um diesen furchtbaren Verlust zu bewältigen.

Martha`,Leon Simen

January 8, 2013

Wir sind die Schwiegereltern von Dennis big D er war ein sehr guter Mann wir sind sehr traurig das er uns so früh verlassen musste tut uns soooooooooooo leid er wird sehr vermisst Oma und Opa.

Linda Joyner

January 2, 2013

My family worked with his family and we went to school together. A great loss. You have me and my family's condolences.

Mary Joy-Richardson

January 1, 2013

To the family, I was so very shocked and sorry to hear of Denny's passing. I attended high school with him and will forever remember his warm, genuine smile. He had great character, a big heart, and was well loved and respected.

Lesley Herr

December 31, 2012

You are missed every minute of every day.

lynda starks

December 30, 2012

To a great classmate 1973 you were so kind and sweet person. Dennis I will allways remember what you wrote in my year book, Lynda stay in touch. we never did. So sorry for your lose. God Bless
Lynda Starks

Lynda Starks

December 30, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about my dear friend and classmate class 1973, he was such a sweet and kind person,wrote in my year book let's keep in touch. But we didn't and I am so sorry for that. My prayers go out to his family. God Bless Dennis you will be missed.

Ralph DuMond

December 30, 2012

As a childhood friend, classmate and teammate to Big D (Denny to us) it was a tremendous shock to hear of his passing. Although we had lost touch over the years, I still considered him a friend. Heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

Susan Blohm

December 30, 2012

So sorry to hear this news Leslie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.