Delmar L. Dennison Jr.

Delmar L. Dennison Jr.

Virden – Delmar L. Dennison Jr., 77 of Virden, IL, passed away Saturday December 7, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL, with his wife and children by his side.

Delmar was born April 26, 1942 in Bissell, IL, a son of Delmar L. and Sarah B. (Harris) Dennison Sr. He married Linda L. Shearburn November 30, 1963 in Divernon, IL. Delmar retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. of Glenarm, IL. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Auburn, IL, and he believed in the resurrection hope and dedicated his life in September 2019 to telling others about God’s Kingdom. Family was of great importance in Delmar’s life. He was proud and honored to be a father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family. He was kind, light-hearted, loving and unforgettable to all that were blessed to know him. He has left a permanent mark etched on the hearts of many and will be greatly missed.

Delmar is survived by his wife, Linda L. Dennison of Virden, IL, daughter, Melinda S. (Martin) Emery of Girard, IL, and a son Delmar “Lyle” (Dana) Dennison III of New Douglas, IL, grandchildren, Renee (Brad) Drew, Justin (Shannon) Emery and Delissa Dennison, great grandchildren, Caleb Collins, Ashlynn Drew and Jonah Emery, sisters, Shirley Wilson of Auburn, IL, and Ruth Broaddus of Virden, IL, and brothers, Don (Libby) Dennison of Morrisonville, IL, and Rick (Peg) Dennison of Virden, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, sisters, Delores Shearburn and Norma Allen, brothers, Leonard and Jerry Dennison.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday December 11, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Funeral services will be at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Auburn, IL at 10:00 a.m. Thursday December 12, 2019. Elder James Welch officiating. Honorary Pallbearers: Alvin Brewer and Bob Adams. Pallbearers: Don Dennison, Chad Dennison, Mike Wilson, Raymond Baker, Randy Shearburn and Charles Baker. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery Girard, IL. Memorials may be made to the family of Delmar L. Dennison Jr. Please visit: to leave a comment for the family.


16 thoughts on “Delmar L. Dennison Jr.

  1. Dennison Family, sorry for your loss, Delmer was a great guy, I am honored to have know him. We always had a chat when we seen each other.

  2. Linda, Lyle, and Melinda: I am so sorry for your loss. Delmar was such a great guy and good bowling coach. He always made me smile. My thoughts are with the entire family.

  3. To Linda — My deepest sympathy on your great loss. You may not remember me, but I can recall our years together at Girard schools and how nice you were. Keep your husband’s memories so he will always be alive in your heart. Most sincerely, Carolyn Kessinger Pickett

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