Horace Vedell Dennis 87, of Manchester, GA died Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home. Mr. Dennis was born January 17, 1933 in Philadelphia, MS the son of Odell Dennis and Oda Griffin Dennis. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, Mr. Dennis joined the U. S. Air Force. While serving in England, he met his wife Sybil. He attended the wedding of his best friend as the Best Man where he met Sybil who was attending the wedding of her best friend as Maid of Honor. A year passed and Horace and Sybil decided to marry. After living in the U. K. and returning to the U. S. to live in Alabama, the Dennis family would eventually make their home in Manchester, GA. While he was employed at Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, Mr. Dennis worked as evaluator and later became department head. Following many years in these roles, Mr. Dennis was appointed Director of Safety and Compliance. He enjoyed the outdoors – camping, hunting, fishing. He enjoyed reading, learning and teaching. He loved to share what he learned and knew. Mr. Dennis served the Chattahoochee Council of the Boys Scouts of America as Scout Master for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sybil Dennis, son Randy Dennis and brother Dalton Reeves Dennis.
He is survived by sons Richard C. Dennis of Manchester, GA; Robert D. Dennis and his wife, Brenda, of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter-in-law, Leanne Dennis, of Marietta, GA; grandchildren Emily Snipes and her husband Robert, Andrew Dennis and his wife Erin; Rebecca Dennis, Rachel Dennis and Amanda Dennis; and great-grandchildren Jason Snipes and Lily Snipes along with other extended family and friends.
Due to the Covid-19, pandemic the family has requested a private memorial. The family request that you please sign the online registry and leave condolences. Those desiring may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or Paws Humane of Columbus at pawshumane.org in memory of Mr. Horace V. Dennis.
The Dennis family is being assisted by Cox Funeral Home 93 Prather-Barnes Road Manchester, GA 31816 706-846-3110.