Joseph W. Dennis Jr., 80, of Buckner, formerly of Independence, died April 13, 2005, in Blue Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to Missouri River Blue Grass, Cross Ranch State Park, 1403 River Road, Center, N.D. 58530.
Born July 24, 1924, in Slater, he was the son of the late Wood and Nora Dennis. He was married to Lucy C. Thompson, who preceded him in death in 1997, for 52 1/2 years.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Dennis and Michael Dennis; two daughters, Linda and Candy; one granddaughter, Kristen; four grandsons, Gary Dennis, Greg Dennis, Joey Dennis and Tom Andrade; one great-granddaughter, Nika Onka; his fiancÚ, Patricia Anderson; and his fiancÚ's family, Tom Anderson, Danny Anderson, Steven Anderson, Karen Dobson, Cheryl Rosenfield, and their spouses and children; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Dennis, Jim Dennis, Ernest Dennis and Leslie Dennis; four sisters, Peggy Narron, Lois Dennis, Bea Wilson and Pearl Ford; and one granddaughter, Tammy Andrade Crumley.
Additional information provided per family recompense.