Karl C. Dennis, Jr.
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Smithfield - Karl Christian Dennis, Jr., 69, best known to his family and colleagues as Mickey went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2013. Mickey was predeceased by his grandson, Aaron Dennis and his parents, Evelyn and Karl Dennis, Sr.
Mickey retired from the Chesapeake Fire Department as a Captain after 33 years of distinguished service. He was an Army Sergeant serving during Vietnam. Mickey was a member of the 114th Engineering Detachment and received a Bronze Star with a V Device for valor. He was a member of the DAV and VFW Post # 8545
Left to cherish Mickey's memory is his loving wife, Joyce M. Dennis; son, Karl Dennis III (Kate) of Suffolk; daughter, Jill Trollinger of Boykins; 5 grandchildren, Sydney, Ian, Brandi, Larry, and Sage; sister-in-law, Shuryl Mori (Ray); as well as numerous cousins and extended family.
The family would like express their gratitude for the care given to Mickey by Compassionate Hospice Care with special thanks to Valerie and Clementine for the last 11 months of dedicated care.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel by Rev. Jeff Cannon, with internment to follow in Olive Branch Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in funeral home, Thursday from 6:30 till 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com. The family suggest memorial contributions to the
or to Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 1, 2014