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Eldon Dennison11/21/2003
Celebration of Life Services for Eldon Noel Dennison, 63, of Knoxville, who died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, were held Monday, Nov. 24, at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home.
Pastor Tony Miller officiated at the services.

Music was provided by Tim Stanwood, pianist, and Beth Stanwood, vocalist. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

Casketbearers were Curtis Kindred, Christopher Kindred, Codie Sedlock, Nicholas Sedlock, Jacob Sedlock, Caleb Kindred, Dustin Sedlock, and Joshua Schulze. Honorary bearers were Matessa Schulze, Amber Schulze, Ashley Schulze, Calista Sedlock, Anastasia Schrader, Jaron Sedlock, Elijah Sedlock.

Eldon was born on October 13, 1940, in Marion County, the son of Robert H. and Bertrice Bula (Orr) Dennison. He was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Class of 1959.

Following graduation, Eldon lived in Colorado and then Jefferson, Iowa for a short time before returning to Knoxville.

On June 17, 1983, he married Sharon Day in Knoxville.

Eldon worked for the City of Knoxville at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Street Department before retiring in January 1996. He had many interests, including hunting, fishing, golf, and playing cards.

He loved visiting with friends and was also well-known for being ornery. Eldon Dennison

Eldon’s greatest pleasure in life was his family; he loved spending time with his children and attending grandkids’ activities and family gatherings.

He was a member of Christ’s Church in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis Blome.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, James Kindred (Karen) of Connecticut, Barry Kindred (OnChi) of El Paso, Texas, Jeffrey Schulze (Christine) of Scranton, Leslie Sedlock (Donovan) of Knoxville, and Eric Dennison (Regina) of Dallas; three brothers, Melvin Dennison (Louise), Bertrand Dennison (Roberta), all of Knoxville, and Paul Dennison (Joyce) of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Brenda Mater (Dwight) and Nancy Stittsworth (Jim) all of Knoxville; 18 grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to Christ’s Church or the Knoxville Fire & Rescue Unit.

Arrangements were made by Bybee & Davis Funeral Home.