James Keith Dennis

August 4, 1948 - February 22, 2021
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James Keith Dennis, 72, of North Port, FL and formerly of Colorado Springs, CO died on February 22, 2021. He was born on August 4, 1948 in Royal Oak, MI to the parents of James Frederick and Pearl Rose Dennis. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war as a Avionic Inertial and Radar Navigation Systems Technician. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1973, he spent his career working as a GPS Navigation Systems Technician for many years before retiring in 2010. He spent time volunteering with various local organizations including Y’s Men’s YMCA.

He is survived by his loving wife Wilaiwan Dennis; two children, Jacqueline Dennis and Jerold (Natalie) Dennis; six grandchildren, Joshua, Jimmy, Jayden, Cody, Dylan, Scarlett; two great-grandchildren, Jaime and Joshua Jr.; one sister, Kathryn (James) Roller; and one brother, Robert (Mary) Dennis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery. Farley Funeral Home in North Port is in charge of arrangements.


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Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery


9810 State Road 72, , Sarasota, FL, 34241


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Born: August 4, 1948
Died: February 22, 2021

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Dean Webber (uncle Dean) posted on 5/6/21

Uncle Jim, What more can I say besides - "I Love You". You always have a sense of wonder, wilderness & warmth. I can never thank you enough for baby sitting Troy and I in Lake Wildwood. Both You and Aunt Jit brought into this World, two of the most Beautiful people I know... Jerry & Jackie. What would this world be without em. You've done well Uncle Jim. You will forever be part of my soul, as well as your children... I'll see you later uncle Jim... Save a spot on that boat for me; I'd love to fish with you in Heaven.


Lynn Darling posted on 3/24/21

To our friend Jim: The 15 or so years since we meet at Buffalo Wild Wings before you even moved here, have been the greatest year but too short. Lots of food and drinks, a few parties and our Sunday bowing We already miss you with your positive attitude and your fun personality. You will stay in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace, friend! Gary and Lynn Darling


Adele & Vinny Lombardo posted on 3/23/21

Our sincere condolences for you Noi and your family. Adele & Vinny Lombardo


Adel & Vinny Lombardo posted on 3/23/21

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Mike and Bonnie Hughes posted on 3/22/21

Such a good and gentle man. What a loss for family friends and anyone who might have met him. We love you and will miss you dearly Jim. Everytime we hear thunder we will wonder if it's your 300 game πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™


Anita Pearson posted on 3/22/21

There will never be anyone else like him. I have so many childhood memories that center around my awesome uncle. He was funny, strong and fair. He will be greatly missed. Sending so much love to the family.


Christina posted on 3/21/21

Sending my condolence


Nyla posted on 3/21/21

Jim you had the most infectious smile, I will never forget. RIP Nyla


Debbie Rapp posted on 3/21/21

Our deepest condolences. Jim was one of the kindest, compassionate about life, and always willing to help others. We will surely miss our dear friend. We love you. Debbie and Patrick Rapp