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Dennis Avery

Obituary of Dennis Avery

Larry Dennis “Dink” Avery, 69, of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Sunday, April 18, 2021 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. Dennis was born March 9, 1952 in Kennett, MO to Calvin Ray and Verla May (Robertson) Avery. Dennis was a nuclear physicist engineer with Norfork Naval Shipyard having served in the United States Navy. Dennis was a “people person” and enjoyed working with people, whether it was as a Wounded Warrior volunteer, taking kids hunting and fishing, or with people in or out of his church. He was an active member of Doniphan First Baptist Church. On July 24, 1971, Dennis married Garlett Palmer in Cape Girardeau, MO. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Jeanette Renee Avery of Chesapeake, VA and Travis Avery (Liana) of Everett, WA; and sisters, Linda Avery Kimbrell (Neal) of Ladson, SC and Teena Avery Haglund of Toccoa, GA. He was blessed with six grandchildren and 5½ great-grandchildren. His grandchildren are Kyle Evans, Mathew Wayne Avery, Ashley Taelor Moseng Rabon (Patrick), Ariel Elizabeth Moseng, Autumn Celeste Avery, and Logan Tyler Avery. His great-grandchildren are Jessie, Emilee, Austin, McKenley, Greyson, Ella, Damon, and Ryker. He also leaves behind scores of friends both near and far, including his lifelong best and faithful friend, Mark Stine of Athens, AL. Dennis was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and one sister, “Baby Suzette Avery” and his brothers, Gaylon “Johnny”, George Anthony, Glenn Earl “Bud”, and Allen Dale. Visitation will be at Doniphan First Baptist Church at noon on Friday, April 23, 2021. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Monty Flannigan officiating. Burial will be in the Briar Oak Ridge Cemetery.