Dennis, James Thomas "Tommy"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
James Dennis
James Dennis

James Thomas “Tommy” Dennis, 62, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. 

He retired from Life Touch after 15 years of service. Tommy was an avid Tennessee Football fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wallace Dennis and Betty Dennis; sisters, Donna Green and Judy Smith and a brother, Freddie Dennis.

He is survived by his two sons, Wes (Chastity) Dennis, Patrick Dennis; granddaughter, Chloe Dennis; two brothers, Donnie Dennis, Morris Dennis and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Varner Cemetery. 

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. 

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. 


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