Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941 RJC

Dwaine Dennis ALVIN MILTON "DWAINE" DENNIS, 83, was born in Ranger, TX on July 16, 1924 & passed away at his home on June 9, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Allen & Ethel Long Dennis and his brother Norman Dennis (RHS-1932). He graduated from Ranger High School (1941) and attended Ranger Junior College. He started his newspaper profession at the Ranger Times working for his father. He married the love of his life, Virginia White Dennis, on Feb. 27, 1943. In May of 1963 they moved to Jefferson, Texas, and purchased the Jefferson Jimplecute. He served as publisher for 24 years until they sold the newspaper in 1987. He was very involved in the community through the years. He served as board member for JISD, Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Hospital District, City of Jefferson Water District, Jefferson Historical Museum, Carnegie Library, Marion County Industrial Foundation, and Marion County Extension Service. He played Sheriff John Vines in the "Diamond Bessie Murder Trail" sponsored by the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club, for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and served on numerous committees. He served in the Air Force in World War II. He was a Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 32nd degree, member Masonic Lodge # 738, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 275, Moslah Shrine Temple and Marion County Shrine Club. Also a member of Proctor Meisenheimer American Legion Post No. 304. After retiring from the newspaper he continued to serve as a Director of the First National Bank of Jefferson until it sold in 1999. His favorite past times were wood working, cooking and gardening. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Virginia White Dennis; a daughter Pamela McGregor and husband Harl McGregor; a son Joe Wayne Dennis & wife Angie Kent Dennis; grandchildren, Kimberly McGregor Brockwell and husband Larry Brockwell, Chris McGregor and wife Jenny Sarison McGregor, James McGregor and wife Lorraine Hulen McGregor, Timothy McGregor, John Wesley Dennis; great grandchildren, Seth McGregor, Colin McGregor, Korin McGregor, Kylee McGregor, and Ariel Brockwell and his beloved pet dog Pumpkin. WIFE: VIRGINIA LOUISE WHITE DENNIS, 85, of Jefferson, died on May 2, 2011 in Longview, TX. Mrs. Dennis was born Oct. 18, 1925 in Ranger, TX to Wayne Parks & Johnnie Louise Williams White. She married the love of her life, Dwaine Dennis, in Feb. of 1943. They moved to Jefferson in 1963 and purchased the Jefferson Jimplecute where she was part owner and bookkeeper for 24 years. She and Dwaine loved to travel & had many wonderful vacations after retirement. Mrs. Dennis was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the Jessie Allen Wise garden club. She was preceded in death by her husband Dwaine Dennis and sister Bettie Butler of Dallas. Survivors include Pamela McGregor, and husband Harl, Joe Wayne Dennis and wife Angie all of Jefferson; five grand- children and six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.