Jesse Andrew Dennis, Jr. age 73 of Vernon, passed away Sunday March 17, 2013 in the Covenant Hospice Unit of Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Mr. Dennis was born July 31, 1939 in Miami, to the late Jesse Andrew, Sr. and Mattie (Houck) Dennis. He had been a resident of Vernon since 1974, coming from Hialeah. Mr. Dennis was a self employed contractor and a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Vernon. He loved his Lord, his family and fishing. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers, John Dennis and Bobby Dennis, as well as two great grandsons, Trenton and Brenton Hagan.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Dennis of Vernon; one son, Charles Dennis of Vernon; one daughter, Terri Strickland and husband Glen of Ebro; two brothers, Jerry Dennis of Lynn, Ala. and Raymond Dennis of Lady Lake; two sisters, Lilly Kellar of Okeechobee and Ruth Ambrose of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Theresa Hagan, Brittany Cook, Andrew Dennis and Aaron Dennis and four great grandchildren, Trinity and Riley Hagan and Ayden and Leighton Cook.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3 p.m., at Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Lindsey Martin and Alan English officiating. Interment followed in the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.