Richard T. Dennis, 87, of Davenport, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023 at ProMedica Davenport.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 13, 2023 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Bettendorf. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church beginning at 10:00 am. Memorial service will be live streamed and can be accessed by going to www.jesusisthebridge.org. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. A luncheon will be held at the church following the Military Honors and burial. Memorials may be made to the family to make donations to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Center for Excellence, Des Moines and the Glioblastoma Foundation, Head For The Cure, Missouri.
Richard was born on August 4, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois, a son of Arthur and Claire (VandeVelde) Dennis. He married MaryAnne Woodworth who preceded him in death on September 3, 2000. He married Ruth Berthoud who preceded him in death on July 25, 1998. He married Heather Garrett on November 25, 1994 in Kahuku, Oahu.
Richard was a veteran of the United States Air Force and Korean War from 1953 to 1956. He worked at R. L. Polk & Company, Detroit, Michigan for 37 years, retiring in 1992 as Sr. Vice President and National Production Manager. He was very driven and truly cared for his employees. Richard started in an entry-level position at R. L. Polk and worked his way up; that speaks volumes as to what kind of person he is. He was a former runner and supported and encouraged his children in their sports, music, work, and school activities. He enjoyed Western movies and “Old School” country music, especially Johnny Cash. He also was a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Above all, he loved his wife and would light up when talking about his children and family.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Heather, children, Matthew and Brian Dennis, Terri (Kenny) Kintner, Jacksonville, AR; Tamara (Jeff) Holland, Independence, MO, Denise (Jay) Williams, Oak Grove, MO, and April (CJ) Hendrickson, Moline, IL; daughter-in-law Brenda Dennis, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Nick (Jen) Schimmer and children Tristan, Liam and Hadley, Eric Schimmer and children Addison and Everly, Brandon (Jessica) Schimmer and children Aidan, Elijah, Emmett, and Delilah, Jason (Brandi) Dennis and children Abigail, Jackson, Charlotte, Liberty and Violet, Amanda (Justin) Nightingale and children Joanna, Alexa and Evangeline, Stephanie (Jason) Hefley and children Johnny, Sean, Brendan and James, Kimberly Wilcox, Elizabeth Dennis and child Gracie, Scott Dennis, Jr. and child Kinsley, Kathleen Xenos, Derek (Brandi May) Xenos and child London, Sara (Eric) Mautino and children Faith and Leo, Brandi (Chase) Reinwald and children Declan, Axton and Emberly, Beau Dennis, Amy Dennis, Chase Williams and child Jovan, and April (CJ) Hendrickson and children Zack and Anna.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Steve, Scott, Billy and Kyle Dennis, grandchild Alexandria and great-grandchild Lincoln.