James Dennis Keith
James Dennis Keith Thomas, aka "Denny Mac", of Austin, Texas and previously Sharon, Pennsylvania died on November 21st, 2015. He was 41 years old.
Dennis was born on May 5th, 1974 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He is the son of James Eugene Thomas and Nancy Louise Little-Thomas. He is also a brother to Tami Louise Holz and Diana Lynn Thomas. While growing up Dennis paved his own path, and at the early age of 12 he started viewing life through the lens of a camera. Time for him did not go by with the tick of a clock, but by the flickering of his flash. Although Dennis' life was too short, he lived it to the fullest. As a freelance photographer, published author, singer/songwriter, and a self- taught artist and musician, Dennis was a legend in his own right. He was anything but ordinary, and to his family and friends Dennis was quite extraordinary.
Dennis' life is best summarized by his favorite quote, "This 'career' has never been just a job - it's been my life. I have been very fortunate to have chosen my field of photography, although some days I feel it chose me." - Jim Marshall
"Anyone who pretends they're better than you because they take pictures of bands is full of SHIT. There are some of us that do this because it's in our blood. We don't know why. It just is." -Denny Mac
Dennis is survived by his parents, James and Nancy, his sisters, Tami and Diana, his sons, Hunter and Dylan, his nieces and nephews, J'Ana, Jon, Gavin, Evelyn, and Brooklynn, and last but not least, his two favorite "girls", Henrietta and Maddie.
There will be a celebration of Dennis' life on Sunday, November 29th, 2015, at 2:00pm, at the Gibson Austin Showroom located at 3601 South Congress Ave. Ste 400 Austin, Texas 78704. There will be an additional celebration of life for Dennis in his home town of Sharon, Pennsylvania at a later date.
In lieu of flowers there is a memorial fund established at https://www.gofundme.com/ugbkd7uc
. Donations will go to assist his family with final expenses and to his sons. Additionally, a remembrance page has been established at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/872211259542679/