John Walter Dennis Jr.

May 1, 1955 ~ April 27, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


John Dennis (JD), age 67 was born 5/1/55 in Bishop, CA to Jack & Betty Dennis.  John passed away on 4/27/23 at his home in Osmond, WY after 15 years of health issues.  He always had a strong positive attitude despite his poor health.


John lived in Bishop, CA until he was 10 years old.  His family moved to Afton, WY in 1965 to log for the sawmill.  The rest of his older siblings soon followed.  John spent most of his memorable times in the woods logging with his father and brother.  He graduated from SVHS in 1973.


John married Lee Rodgers on 11/18/1975 in Osmond, WY and 3 sons joined their family.  Derick, Nick (Brenda) and Scott (Jenna).  Grandchildren:  Jaxon Scott (17), Ryan Jesse (14) Addison Lee (6) and Nixon John (2).


John worked on several road jobs and oil rig locations as a very talented equipment operator.  He spent a good portion of his career at Smoky Canyon Simplot Mine as a Dozer/Shovel Operator and Supervisor.  He was highly respected and well liked.


He loved to plant a garden and would try every year for a homegrown tomato.  He kept a beautiful lawn and took pride in his yard.  


John was one you always knew was there by his presence in the room.  Even though he had very little to say, when he did speak everyone was sure to listen and pay attention to him.  We will especially miss some of his one liner remarks and nicknames that was sure to make you think and usually brought about some good laughs!!


John is survived by his brother Michael (Joyce) Overton, NV, sister Patty Tucson, AZ and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents and sisters Virginia and Gloria.  


At John's request a graveside service will be announced at a later date this summer when there is green grass and no mud.


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