Leo P. Dennis Sr.
9/22/1929 - 1/2/2019
Leo Preston Dennis
Sr. passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Services will be
1:00 pm Sunday, January 6, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Elk. Visitation will be 6 to
8 pm Saturday, January 5, 2019 with Rosary at 7:00 pm at Bellmead
Leo was born
September 22, 1929 in Bosque County, near Iredell, Texas the son of
share croppers, Joseph D. and Albina Dennis. He moved to Bosqueville and started school in 1935. Leo
was double promoted in grade 2 and 4, moved to Mount Calm in 37-38
then to Bellmead in 1940. In 1944-45 he dropped out at midterm and
joined the Navy. Sworn in April 12, 1946 till his discharge on
February 17, 1948. He served on the U.S.S. Albany and the U.S.S.
Huntington. In 1950 he tried to reenlist in the Korean War, however
they had meet their quota. Leo was a life time member of VFW post
121, Sons of Confederate Veterans, National Rifle Association of
America, Life Time member of U.S.S. Albany CA-123, Life time member
of U.S.S. Huntington CL-107, Life time member of Veterans of Underage
Military Service, Life time member of Foreign Wars and the Knights of
Columbus 4th Degree member. Leo owned and operated Leo
Dennis Construction Company since 1954. He loved birds and hunting
He was preceded in
death by his parents; his wife, Sandra, brothers, Billy and Lawrence
Dennis; and daughter, Cindy Easter.
his wife, Joyce Dennis; his daughter, Sally Tlustos and husband Wayne
of Corsicana; son, Preston Dennis and wife, Linda of Axtell;
daughter, Sharon Tierce and husband, David of Axtell; daughter, Susan
Trickett and husband, Charles of Bellmead; Daughter, Cheryl Landrum
and husband, Chris of Whitney; son, John Dennis and wife, Robyn of
Axtell; brother, Danny Dennis and wife, Barbara of Chalk Bluff; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Elk and St. Catherine’s