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Family-Placed Death Notice
DENNIS, Roy ROY DENNIS Roy was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana to Jay and Peggy Dennis. He was the 2nd of 3 sons between his brothers, Gary and Bill. After graduating from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, he moved to Florida to work and seek a career. Roy began work for Winn-Dixie in Ft. Lauderdale and worked his way through the ranks to become a valued employee up to Store Management and later the manager of all Winn-Dixie affiliates, City Market, in The Bahamas. During this time, he married the love of his life, Nancy McAllister Dennis, in 1992 and they had their two children, Lydia and Parker before moving to Atlanta in 1996. Here, Roy continued with Winn-Dixie in the corporate staff until he took early retirement and became a Real estate broker with Keller Williams. Roy fought a valiant and long battle with cancer and had many opportunities to teach others patience and strength during this 3 ½ years time. He was very appreciative of all his healthcare providers and his close family and friends, but nothing overshadowed the love and devotion he had for his family. He is survives by his wife, Nancy, his children Lydia, Parker, Christina and April, as well as his father, Jay Dennis and his two brothers, Gary and Bill and two nieces, Kimberly and Stephanie. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the St. Joseph's Cancer Center in honor of all of the Nursing staff and doctors on the 7th floor Cancer Unit. His funeral Mass will be held at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church on July 12, 2011 @ 1 p.m. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Alpharetta. (678) 735-5500.
South Care Cremation and Funeral Society- Alpharetta
2260 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 9, 2011