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Tom Dennis

July 23, 1935 - April 20, 2019

Tom Dennis, 83, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Fort Worth.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 30, at 11:00 at Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Avenue, Lake Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Dennis Memorial Scholarship Fund to be awarded to a CTE student in his name. Do…read more

Tom Dennis, 83, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Fort Worth.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 30, at 11:00 at Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Avenue, Lake Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Dennis Memorial Scholarship Fund to be awarded to a CTE student in his name. Donations may be sent to Eagle Mountain-Saginaw I. S. D. Education Foundation, 1200 Old Decatur Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76179 or online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ems
Tom was born July 23, 1935, in Fort Worth, to Thomas and Frances Dennis. He attended Circle Park Elementary, J. P. Elder and graduated from North Side High School in 1954. He joined the United States Army in 1955 and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was stationed in Germany until his discharge in 1957. After his discharge he entered North Texas State University. While in school he met his future wife, Linda. They were married on April, 29, 1960. Tom graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later earned a Master’s degree from North Texas University.
After graduation, he and Linda moved to Saginaw where they raised their two children. Tom began his teaching career in 1962 in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD where he taught at Boswell High School for several years. He later was the Vocational Director for the district. Tom retired in 1992, and spent his retirement years on his farm north of Saginaw. He enjoyed raising cattle, fishing, and restoring his two 1935 Model A cars. He especially loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; son, Tim Dennis and his wife Vicki; daughter, Lori Anne McElyea; grandchildren Taylor Davis and her husband Nick, Spencer Dennis, Robert McElyea and Ryan McElyea; and great-grandson Ely Davis. He is also survived by his three sisters, June Blankenship, Linda Coomer and her husband Rufus, and Melody Sherrod; seven nieces and nephews, ten great nieces and nephews, and thirty-five great- great nieces and nephews.

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Biggers Funeral Chapel

Address:

6100 Azle Ave.
Lake Worth, Texas 76135

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