Isaac W. Dennis (Bill), 86 of Howard, passed peacefully Saturday, December 19, 2020. He was a loving husband and father to three children. Bill was born March 31, 1934 in Buckeye Ohio, now Danville. He was the son to the late Walter E. and Ruth L. (Eley) Dennis.
Bill married Triesa (Frazee) Dennis, the love of his life, May 11, 1954. They were married for 58 years. Bill was a Korean War veteran who served in the Army. He grew up in a large loving family and was a friend to many.
Throughout his work years, he enjoyed working at Kenyon College where he worked in the maintenance department and drove their bus to sporting events. He also put colored lights on the big Christmas tree at the top of the hill for everyone to enjoy. He worked at Cooper-Bessemer/Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon, Gambier Co-op, Jelloway Valley Equipment, Danville Feed & Supply and for Mike Lemmons. After retirement, he enjoyed driving Amish friends to various destinations. Bill enjoyed the Knox County Fair and sat on the Board of Directors before retiring. He had a passion for all-things farm related and was a long-time member of the Knox County Agricultural Museum in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his three children, Jacqueline (Rick) Allinder of Columbus, Janice Shaffer of Howard, Jeffery (Marina) Dennis of Virginia; a sister, Dollie Stumbaugh of Wooster; grandchildren: Mitch Payne (fiancé Holly Porter) of Sunbury, Alex Dennis of Virginia, Mandi Jones of Columbus, and Ryan (Jody) Allinder of Columbus; great-grandchildren: Jake Jones, Morgan Jones, Addyson Allinder, Kamryn Allinder, Aubrey Allinder and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Triesa M. (Frazee) Dennis; two brothers, Harold and Robert; two sisters, Marjorie Nyhart Richert, Mabel Mizer and grandson, Ryan Payne.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m., Monday, December 28th, with Noon services following at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Cemetery proceedings will follow the service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 12204 Schenk Creek Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
The family would especially like to thank Hospice at Riverside and Grant associates for their wonderful care.
Memorial contributions can be made to Knox County Agricultural Museum, P.O. Box 171, Mount Vernon OH 43050; Hospice at Riverside and Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214; Honor Flight Columbus, 2233 N Bank Drive, Columbus OH 43220.
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