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
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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