Donnie Ray Dennis was born February 28, 1953, in Laurel, Mississippi to Ella and Jackson Dennis.
Donnie was an over the road truck driver for many years. This career unfortunately came to an end when he got involved in a terrible truck accident, which left him with multiple injuries. After his accident Donnie still had an overbearing love for trucks and cars so he decided to work on them instead. Not only did he enjoy working on cars, but he also loved cooking, watching TV, and spending time with his family.
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Donnie Dennis, loving brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 68 in Michigan City, IN. Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Ella R Dennis, father, Jackson Dennis, brothers, Sylvester Burton, Arthur Burton, and Roger Dennis, sister, Earlene Edwards.
A Celebration of life will take place Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1pm, Coleman and Hicks Chapel 101 S. Karwick Rd. Michigan City, Indiana 46360.
Donnie leaves to cherish passionate memories, his children whom he adored: Brent Beard, Chera “Shay” Campbell, Roberta “Tootie” Anderson, and Leslie Johnson, Brothers: Sam Dennis Jr., Paul Burton, Jackson Dennis, sisters: Betty Dennis, Cellia (Stephen) Smith, grandchildren: Marcell Clayton, Chimera Branch, Heaven Campbell, Regina Fly, Ariana Shannon, and Kalia Smith, great-grandchildren: Elayah Young, close friends: David Elwell, Judy Knight, Dennis Nixon, and Ray (Darlene) Jackson along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Donnie will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
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