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Dennis Allen Lawhead, 53, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Dennis was born to David and Linda Lawhead on Dec. 10, 1963, in Robinson, Illinois.
Dennis served our country in the United States Navy for four years. Dennis attended Western High School, where he played football and ran track and field. Dennis also enjoyed hunting, camping and playing bingo. Dennis worked at Nichols Bakery for 10 years, then at Syndicate Sales for 10 years.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Linda Lawhead; children, Michael (Brandy), Denni, Autumn, and Lyndsey Lawhead; sisters, DeAnna (Brent) Valdez and DiAnna Morris; grandchildren, Hayden Lawhead, Ari'Ana Dupree, Layla Lawhead, DJ Fullove, Gaige Ferrell, Kaidence Lawhead, Mak'Kaylynn Lawhead, Carson Lawhead, Amyah Robinson, Ahmira Robinson-Lawhead and Jaylen Jackson; nieces and nephews, Christian, Lexie, Derek (Jenna) and Carley Lawhead; great-nephew, Cade; and one great-niece on the way, Kaylee.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, David Allen Lawhead; brother, Danny Joe Lawhead; and sister-in-law, Tonya Lawhead.
Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Ellers Main Street Chapel. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. Dennis will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden, with military honors.
Please visit ellersmortuarymainstreet.com to view Dennis's obituary and leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on October 6, 2017
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