Madison Keith Dennis, Sr., 88, of Elizabethtown passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents of Hemingway, SC, Rollin and Pauline Dennis; his wife, Barbara Chapman Dennis; sister, Mildred Keels; two sons: Bob Dennis and James Rollin Dennis
Keith was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Keith worked at the NC Agricultural Extension service of Bladen County for 30 years after which, he retired as Director. He served in the US Army for 22 years with the rank of Major at retirement. He was the first commander of the NC National Guard Armory unit in Bladen County. He also served as Bladen County Commissioner for four years. He enjoyed farming, keeping livestock, hunting, and fishing. He will be greatly missed in the community, as well as by his loved ones.
Keith leaves behind his son, Matt Dennis and wife Niki of Elizabethtown; daughter, Shawn Cooper of Shallotte; four grandchildren: McRae Bryan, Madison Coates (Andy), Chap Dennis and Rylee Cooper; two great-grandchildren: Willow Bryan and Lily Bess Coates.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 25th at 3pm in the Old Johnsonville Cemetery in Johnsonville, SC. The family will receive friends with a drive-by visitation on Tuesday, October 27th from 6-8pm at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
In lieu of flowers please donate to: Bladen County Special Olympics Attention: Tessia Williams, PO Box 37, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (Make checks payable to Bladen County Special Olympics of North Carolina).
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