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DENNIS HAROLD BURRESS

Dennis Harold Burress is “Touring That City” and rejoicing in heaven following a brief illness. Dennis left this world peacefully on Nov. 21, 2023, with family by his side. He loved the Lord and accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age. Dennis served as a deacon at Black Oak Baptist Church and New Salem Baptist Church. Dennis drove a tractor-trailer for UPS for 33 years and talked with many drivers on his CB radio using the handle “Jawbreaker.” He was a talkative fellow if he knew you. He loved working outside and “piddling,” as he called it. He liked to farm a little, weld a little, and even built additions on his house. A fun pastime for him was church league softball; man, could he hit a softball! Camping with family and friends was also on his list of fun things to do. Last but not least, we can’t forget how much he loved Westerns. Dennis loved his family and enjoyed making many memories with them. He really enjoyed seeing and doing things with his grandchildren and great-grandson. Dennis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Jean (Silvey) Burress. Dennis leaves behind his loving wife of almost 63 years, Totsy (Hattie Margaret) Burress. His loving daughter Myra (Rick) Keever, and loving son Wayne (Angie) Burress. He also leaves behind his grandchildren to cherish his memory: Travis (Katie) Keever, Ryan Keever, Meredith Burress, Evan (Samantha) Burress and great-grandson Henry Keever. Also left to cherish his memory is his brother Raymond Burress and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Holley-Gamble in Clinton. The graveside service and interment were held at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Powell, Tennessee, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. Pallbearers were Rick Keever, Travis Keever, Ryan Keever, Evan Burress, Meredith Burress, and Kevin Burress. We want to thank the UT Medical Center for the awesome care he received. Thank you to the staff in the ER, the staff on 6th floor Neuro ICU, and the staff on the 9th floor Vascular Surgery and Transplant Unit. Special thanks to Bonnie and Beth from Palliative Care for helping us get the best care for his needs. We also extend our gratitude to Sacred Grounds Hospice House and UT Hospice for their tremendous love and care.