Obituary of Ronald Lee Dennis
Ronald Lee Dennis died late Friday, March 11, 2022, with family by his side in Palm Bay, Florida. Ron had renal failure yet remained active until just a few days before passing away. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty years, Mary Alice Dobbins, parents, Ernie and Nan (Leach) Dennis, and brother, Larry. Ron was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on May 8, 1943. He is survived by his brother Terry, three children, Mary Christine Galloway (Gregory), Ronald Lee Dennis Jr (Rosanna) and Katherine Faye Smallwood (Kevin), seven grandchildren, many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Ron graduated from Lakeview High School in 1961. He worked at Post and Kraft General Foods for several decades, earning the Chairman’s Award as Director of the Promotional Service Center. He and Mary were avid golfers at the Battle Creek Country Club. After relocating to Illinois, they joined Kankakee Country Club. In 1995 they moved to Florida, and joined Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, then Jonathan’s Landing in Jupiter. They both enjoyed travel, especially golfing holidays with friends.
Ron loved classic cars, old movies, music, and his dachshund, Shorty. Ron was often joking around, with a very dry, sarcastic wit.
A dearly beloved father, grandfather, friend to all, he will be greatly missed.
Private burial service in Marshall, Michigan.
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