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David C. "Poppy" Dennewitz

June 29, 2021


     David C. “Poppy” Dennewitz, 73, of Chillicothe, passed from this world 10:44 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in the Adena Regional Medical Center unexpectedly.

     He was born January 23, 1948, in Chillicothe, Ohio.  On July 28, 2013, he married the love of his life, Patricia Jordan Dennewitz who survives.

     Also surviving are his son, Dan Dennewitz and his girlfriend, Lisa Monst, of Chillicothe; step children, Tim and Meredith Payne and family, Tony and Amanda Payne and family, Tricia and Tom McGraw and family and Tara Payne and family; many grandchildren, Breanna and Keauna, Kody, Kaleb, Camaro, Chevelle, Karter, Owen, Tyler, Blayke, Brysen, Rylan, Ryker, Remington, Riley, Kelsey, Kassey, Kinley, Bree and Zaiden; sisters, Kathaleen Bethel and Janet (Emerson) Devilbliss; brother-in-law, Chris (Nancy) Speakman, of Chillicothe; a sister-in-law, Mary (Khaled) Makni, of Grove City; and several nieces and nephews.  He was blessed to have many special friends, including Mike Speakman and Dave Baldwin in his life.  He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Dennewitz; father and step mother, Harold and Mary Dennewitz; a brother, Steve Dennewitz; a brother-in-law, Bill Gallaugher; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barb and Pete Speakman; and a life long friend, Joe Gallagher. 

     David retired from the Chillicothe Correctional Institute and had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of AMVETS Post 4, American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 108.  David loved playing music at Waverly Senior Citizens and also loved playing old country music with his friends.  He was an avid sportsman and loved to fish. 

     He will forever be in the hearts of all who loved him. 

     Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Rick Hartley officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard.  Friend may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 12 noon to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral service on Thursday.

     The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Ware Funeral Home.

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