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Dennis Kizer

November 12, 1961 — September 28, 2023


Dennis Allen Kizer, age 61, passed away peacefully at his home in Brownsville, TN Thursday, September 28, 2023. A visitation for friends and family will be held Sunday, October 1st from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Lea and Simmons funeral home in Brownsville. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM at White Ranson Funeral Home in Union City, TN. Friends and family are also invited to a visitation at 1:00 PM immediately before the service. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Union City, TN. 

“Mr. Dennis” was a beloved member of his community, mentoring youth in many capacities throughout the years, most notably as a softball coach, basketball coach, bus driver and Sunday School / Awana leader. Fun-loving by nature, he was always creating opportunities for a good time. His favorite pastime by far was spending time with his grandchildren, whether it be exploring new places together or swimming and making s’mores in his own backyard. He will be remembered for his love of music, his family (especially his grandchildren) and his Kentucky Wildcats.

Dennis began working for Kroger as a teenager in 1978. Over his 45-year career, he worked all over the Delta region, amassing a very large work family. He cherished those work relationships turned lifelong friendships.

Dennis was born on November 12, 1961 to the late Ralph Thomas Kizer and Betty Lou James Kizer. He was the sixth of seven siblings who have shared a special closeness the entirety of their lives. Dennis married his high school sweetheart, Tammy, on September 4, 1981. They moved to Brownsville in 1985 where they raised their two daughters, Lauren and Lyndsay, and have remained to this day.

Dennis is survived by wife of 42 years, Tammy Kizer, his children, Lauren and David Hallum of Arlington, TN, Lyndsay and Scott Breeden of Houston, TX, and six grandchildren, Kelsee, Bella, Brighton, Peyton, Weston and Paisley Allyn. He is also survived by his siblings, Thomas Dale Kizer (Donna) of Summerville, SC, Wanda Boucher of St. Petersburg, FL, Carl Kizer (Patsy) of South Fulton, TN, Glenda Malone (Johnny) of Brighton, TN, Sandy Brimson of High Point, NC, Donna Ervin (Greg) of Obion, TN and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. All arrangements are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.

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