CREAL SPRINGS — Gary E. Dennison, 78, passed away at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Quincy, to Everett and Ola (Gregory) Dennison.
He married Nancy Sparks on Oct. 13, 1979.
Gary served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force.
He loved woodworking and could build anything. He also loved to read and to be on the lake, boating.
Gary was a member of the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro.
Gary is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Ken (Cheryl) Dennison of St. Louis, and Craig (Desiree) Dennison of Mendon; daughter, Kim Spratt Stearns of Makanda; grandchildren, Ashlynn, Cole, Jacob, Jaden and Noah; great- grandchildren, Maizee and Declan; other relatives and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Kevin Stinnett officiating. Entombment will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and local veterans.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
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