Donald R. Dennis, Sr

Born: Sun., Mar. 23, 1941
Died: Thu., Apr. 26, 2012

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Donald R. Dennis, Sr., age 71, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at St. Mary''s Hospice House. Donald was born on March 23, 1941 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Robert Dennis and Daisy Mae Phillips Dennis. He attended Greshamville School and in 1959 graduated from Greensboro High School where he excelled in football, basketball and track. On March 31, 1962 he married the former Hazel Rowe and they just recently celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. His working career began in Atlanta with W. B. Jones Construction and after that he worked for Webb Brothers in Greensboro. In 1967 he began his own business, D D Construction Company. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed horses, fishing, hunting and won several awards in archery. Donald also enjoyed dancing. He was a member of the Lake Oconee Home Builders Association, the NE Georgia Archery League and the General Contractor for Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Rowe Dennis of Greensboro, GA; three sons, Bobby Dennis and wife Anjee of Greensboro, GA, Billy Dennis and wife Melissa of Cape Coral, FL and Jack Dennis and wife Danna of Greensboro, GA; ten grandchildren, Andrew White, Stephanie White Garcia, Caitlyn Joyce Dennis, Davin Christian Young, Bert Hutchinson Jr., Jackson Thomas Dennis, Lauren Elizabeth Dennis, Sierra Ashlynn Dennis, Abigail Bunch and Ava Grace Dennis; sister-in-law, Nancy Eley; brother-in-law, Eddie Rowe; cousin, Gwen Huff Thompson and husband Gerald; niece, Luan Hardin and husband Terry and their children; a number of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Mike Pritchett and Rev. Tim Tabler officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Hoke Thomas, Cheyene Wright Bagley, Donald Thomson, Gene Waldrip, Lewis Brown, Charles Crumbley, Cotton Boswell and Terry Burnette. The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Donald. Hazel, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Pat Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
I was so sorry to hear this. We all grew up together in Greshamville together. He will be sorely missed by many. May God richly bless all the family and hold you in His arms in a special way during this time.

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
The family is in my daily prayers. Rest In piece....

Lester Bryan
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
Sorry to hear this sad news. I was in the GHS Class of 59 with Donald and remember him as a good guy and very friendly. I really like the picture included in the obit. Prayers for all the family.

Donna and Terry Merritt
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
To the Dennis family. We are so sorry to hear of Donald's passing.Know that the family is truly in our thoughts.

Dianne F. Mckinley
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
so sorry for your loss

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
Hazel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying that our Heavenly Father sends you all comforting peace and gives you the strength that you will need in the days to come.

Greg & Cathy Murphy
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
So sorry to hear of Donald"s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Cathy Duvall
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Dear Dennis family, I was very sad to hear about your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Hazel and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

DeAndra Dingler Lanier
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and DeAndra

Janice Campbell
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Hazel&Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Donald,he will be missed.May God give you the strength and peace that you need at this difficult time. Janice Campbell

Niles & Elaine Webb
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
So sorry to hear about Don, he was such a special person! If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Thanking of you all. Love, Elaine

Meg Marshall
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Hazel,Bobby,Billy and Jack, I was so sorry to hear about Donald. I last saw him a few months ago and enjoyed our conversation. He had filled me in on the boys and their families and we spent a nice time catching up. I pray that God will wrap you all in His loving arms and give you the comfort only He can.

   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Dear Hazel & Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Donald. My late husband Ken thought alot of him and we always considered him a friend to us. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Jenny Finch Ward
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am about Mr. Donald. He was a good man and well respected by many. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Jennyj

Bart Whitaker
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Donold built me the best house on the lake

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Hazel and family we were so sorry to hear of Donald's death. You have our deepest sympathy.

Barbara Smith Williams
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Hazel, I am sorry to hear about Donald. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara Smith Williams

Laurie Harris
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Mrs Hazel, Bobby, Billy, Jack & family, Jimmy & I are so sorry to hear about Mr Donald! You all are in our thoughts & prayers!!

David & Janice Kopp
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
Donald Dennis - a good man - a family man - a hard working man - a strong, quiet man - a man who smiled alot - a man who helped many of us dream - and try to build those dreams - a man who will be missed by many in many ways

Cheyenne Wright Bagley
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
Donald you were like a second fathern to me. Words cannot describe how much you will be missed.I know you and dad are probably alaready off for fun and adventure at Heaven's Happy Hunting Camp. You will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to everyone in the Dennis family. Much Love Cheyenne Audrey & Morgan Bagley

Betty O. Jordan
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
With Deepest Sympathy from a Graduate of the Class of 1959 !

Anjee Dennis
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
DD, Paw Paw, Dad, It's hard to put into words the pain that Bobby, myself, & the kids feel. Though your physical body is no longer with us, your memories will always remain. You have taught us so many things yet the most important that plays in my mind is the importance of taking our family to church. If I had to pick a favorite memory it would have to be the day that you & I spent together riding all over Greene County taking pictures of houses that you had built. I will always remember your sweet words about Bobby & I meeting. We all love & miss you very much but we know that you are in Heaven looking down on us. Until we meet again, eat lots of fried chicken & homemade fries. Make sure to tell your cook that she is only temporary. I love love love you! Love your daughter in law, Anjee. Ps...between you & me, Bobby has a lot of work to do to fill your shoes. Above all, you did a wonderful job with your boys. I married a great man, after all, he is your son.

jill mckinley
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
So sorry to hear about Mr.Donald.I know all to well how it feels to lose your father.Just would like for you all to know that you will be in our prayers.Please if you need anything at all or help with anything please call Alan or myself and we will be there.

Mary Peterson
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
Dennis family this is a hard time for you all. my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Linda Brook McLeroy
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
To Donald's Family... All of us in the Class of '59 at GHS met him in 5th grade and from day 1 he was our friend.And long after graduating each time anyone of us saw him ,he was always the same Donald. He was a part of our past ,our childhood, our youth, an all around good guy. And it was obvious how many friends he'd made thru the years from all the people we saw at his funeral and all of them saying the same good things about him.. You boys take care of each other and your families & your mom.You know he'd expect that of you.. Bless you all.

Shera & Dakota
   Posted Tue May 01, 2012
Our hearts and prayers go out to ALL of Mr. Donald's family. He was such a sweet person. I'll never forget the twinkle he would get in his eyes whenever any of his grand kids were around. Mr Donald, You will always be missed and forever loved. May you rest in peace....

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Wed May 02, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey & Family

Matt Roper
   Posted Wed May 02, 2012
My heart goes out to you guys. I have nothing but AMAZING memories of the times I spent with the Dennis Family growing up. You guys were my favorite neighbors and Ive always thought of you guys throughout the years. I am lucky to have known Mr. Donald. He was BEYOND gifted. I watched him build John and Cynthia Smith's house growing up and I remember being in so much awe of him. I am thinking of you guys, Miss Hazel, Jack, Billy, and Bobby. Ive missed you all and please hang in there through this sad time. I love you guys. Matt Roper

Jim and Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Thu May 03, 2012
Just read this online today and was saddened to know of Donald' death. Donald welcomed us when we moved here by inviting us to deer hunting, and more deer hunting. We ran into Donald at rodeos and trail rides. He never failed to make us feel welcomed. He was a fantastic craftsman in woodworking and people who have homes built by him have real treasures. He was a pleasant and friendly southern gentleman and will be missed. Please accept our sympathies Hazel and family. With prayers, Ruth and Jim

Amy Eley Simpson
   Posted Thu May 03, 2012
Aunt Hazel, Bobby, Billy, and Jack - I am so sorry for your loss, and I am praying for all of you. Uncle Donald is finally at peace and in no more pain. I know that he is in heaven hunting, fishing, riding horses, and building a few houses. It is not going to be the same without him around. I know the hardest times will be when everyone has gone back home and things are quiet around the house. I love you all dearly and hope to see everyone again soon.

Shirley Underwood Weaver
   Posted Mon May 07, 2012
My sympathy goes out to the Dennis family - Dennis was certainly a well liked individual and a man with high integrity and an inidividual with numerous friends and associates. God Bless.

Cathy Rhodes
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and husband. It's impossible for me to walk through my house and not think of Donald's amazing talent. He has always been my favorite for many reasons including his skill in his craft and his magnetic personality. I know you miss him dearly.

Tracey Ray Edwards
   Posted Tue June 04, 2013
This was my father in law and I loved him so much. He taught me to hunt, fish and shoot a gun. He was such a great father figure. While it has been a long time since we spoke I am saddend to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace and we will reunite again Donald. Love Tracey

Bobby & Anjee
   Posted Thu September 26, 2013
Having a missing you kinda day. Sure wish you were here to meet your 2 new baby great grandson's, Nathan and Wyatt. We love and miss you! Bobby, Anjee, Andrew, Stephanie, Bert, & Abby, Nathan and Wyatt