Mr. Ray Dennis, 67, of Gainesboro, TN, went home to be with
the Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Funeral services will be
held at 12 noon on  Saturday, October  7, 2017,  at  Anderson -
Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will
follow  in  the  John  L. Clark  Memorial  Cemetery  in the  Stone
community of Jackson County, TN.

  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 8 P.M. and
on Saturday from 9 A.M. until time of services.

  He was born May 10, 1950, in Jackson County, TN, to the late
Henry B. Dennis and Willie T. Hopkins Dennis. He was the ninth
of nine children. During high school, he was named to the 1967
and 1968  All-Midstate Basketball Team.  After graduating  from
Jackson   County   High   School,   he   received   a  full  athletic
scholarship  to  Middle  Tennessee  State  University.  Following
graduation  from  Tennessee Tech, he returned to Gainesboro,
worked in the Jackson County School System for 40 years, and
retired  as  the  attendance  supervisor  for  the  school system.
During  his tenure,  he  also  coached  the Jackson County Blue
Devils  in  various  sports  including  basketball,  baseball,   and
track.  He  was  named  Coach  of  the  Year  in  the   Tri-Lakes
Conference  numerous  times.  Ray  was an avid sports fan and
especially   loved   cheering  for   the  New  York  Yankees  and
supporting  the  Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils.   He was also
proud  to be  a certified master beef producer. Ray never met a
stranger,  had  a  smile  that  could  light  up the world, and was
always  willing to lend a hand to help others. Ray was a member
of the Flynn's Creek Church of Christ.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Wife:
Helen  Kincaid Dennis;  4  Brothers: John L., Baugh, Lewis, and
Kelly Dennis  and  3  Sisters: Betty Flatt, Cora Jean Mathis, and
Alene Dennis.

    Survivors include His Wife: Teresa H. Dennis of Gainesboro,
TN  1 Son: Travis Kincaid Dennis and wife Danielle of Knoxville,
TN; 1 Daughter: Madyson Burgess and husband, David Konzen
of  Atlanta, GA;  1  Sister:  Thelma McBride  of Gainesboro, TN;
and   2   Sisters-in-law:  Mildred  Dennis  and  Linda K. Dennis.  
Nieces,   nephews,   cousins   other  relatives  and  friends  also

   Bro.   Mike   Fox,  Bro.   Paul  Reed  Anderson, and Madyson
Burgess will officiate at the services.
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