Philip G. Dennison, 72, of Highland, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
He was born on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1943, in Saint Louis, the son of Forest and Lela M. (nee Peaker) Dennison.
On Saturday, Dec. 29, 1962, he married Frances I. “Frankie” Dennison (nee Rice), who survives.
Philip was a member of Printer’s Union, St. Louis.
Philip was born in St. Louis and graduated as the Valedictorian of Livingston High School in 1961. He worked as a printer and Vice President for Compton and Sons in St. Louis, and then for Hart Printing in St. Louis until his retirement. He was in the industry for more than 40 years. In his retirement, he worked for his daughter’s family-owned business, “Farmer’s Restaurant,” in Highland. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Frances I. “Frankie” Dennison (nee Rice) of Highland; daughters, Vicky L. (Samson) Sparks of Dorsey, Karen S. (Stephen) Edwards of Pocahontas and Mary E. (Robert Sr.) Hamm of Highland; son, Philip G. (Patti) Dennison Jr. of Edwardsville; grandchildren, James E. (Holly) O’Brian of Colorado, Stephanie I. (Tyler) Smith of West New York, N.J., Haley L. Sparks of Dorsey, Amber L (Nick) Spaeth of Belleville, Angela N. (Brennon) Scott of Wichita, Kan., Alyssa G. (significant other, Eric Maroney) Edwards of St. Louis, Robert W. (fiancee, Natalie Gutzler) Hamm Jr. of Collinsville, Sarah M. (significant other David Giger) Hamm of Troy, Madelyn Dennison of Chicago; stepgrandchildren, Tyler D. (Karen) Sparks of St. Louis, Brittany A. Sparks of Granite City, Sable K. (Bryce) Sward of Florida and Samantha A. (Danny) Weist of Carbondale; stepgreat-grandchildren, Madison N. Sparks and Trevor K. Sparks; anticipated great-grandchild Angela’s daughter, Nevaeh N. Scott, due any day; and half brother Kevin Stewart of Staunton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Forest Dennison; mother, Lela M. Dennison (nee Peaker); and brother, Forest Dennison.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Visitation and services were Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Highland with the Rev. Sean Holloway, Pastor, officiating.
Interment was at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.