Ralph Dennis Obituary, Death – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ralph Lonnie Dennis, a beloved member of the Lillington, NC community. He peacefully departed this world, surrounded by his family, leaving behind a legacy of love, dedication, and faith that will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Ralph Lonnie Dennis was born on November 20, 1949, in Harnett County, the son of the late Armour and Fannie O’Quinn Dennis.
He dedicated over 28 years of his life to serving as a construction supervisor for the NC Department of Transportation, leaving an indelible mark with his commitment and work ethic. His contributions to the community and the state will be remembered with deep gratitude. Ralph’s life was a testament to his love for nature and the outdoors. He found solace and joy in fishing off the coast of North Carolina and cherished beach trips with his family and friends.
His love for the sea and the beauty of North Carolina’s coastline was a significant part of his life. Above all, Ralph treasured his relationship with Jesus. He was a man of unwavering faith, spending countless hours immersed in the wisdom and comfort of his Bible. His faith was a source of strength, guidance, and inspiration for those who knew him. It was a testament to his character and a reflection of the values he held dear.
Ralph was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Dennis, Jimmy Dennis, Clyde Dennis, Wayne Dennis, and Junior Dennis, as well as sisters Margaret White, Ellon Upchurch, Eyvone Bogan, and Eula Mae Dennis. Their memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved Ralph.
Ralph Lonnie Dennis is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hilda Dennis, who shared in the joys and challenges of life by his side. He is also survived by his daughter, Candace Ridgley, and her husband, Chad, along with his granddaughter, Briana Jones, and step-grandchildren, Ryan Ridgley and McKayla Ridgley. A special friend, Sandy Porter, was also a cherished part of his life. His sisters, Anita Dezso and Jewel Damon, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, will remember him fondly.