Philip G. Dennison, age 72 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, December 09, 2015, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born on Tuesday, November 02, 1943, in Saint Louis, MO, the son of Forest and Lela M. (nee Peaker) Dennison.
On Saturday, December 29, 1962, he married Frances I. “Frankie” Dennison (nee Rice) who survives.
He was a member of Printer’s Union, St. Louis, MO.
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, MO, and then for Hart Printing in St. Louis, until his retirement. He was in the industry for over 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.
Wife – Frances I. “Frankie” Dennison, nee Rice, Highland, IL
Daughter – Vicky L. (Samson) Sparks, Dorsey, IL
Daughter – Karen S. (Stephen) Edwards, Pocahontas, IL
Daughter – Mary E. (Robert, Sr.) Hamm, Highland, IL
Son – Philip G. (Patti) Dennison, Jr., Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – James E. (Holly) O’Brian, Colorado
Grandchild – Stephanie I. (Tyler) Smith, West New Jersey, NY
Grandchild – Haley L. Sparks, Dorsey, IL
Grandchild – Amber L (Nick) Spaeth, Belleville, IL
Grandchild – Angela N. (Brennon) Scott, Wichita, KS
Grandchild – Alyssa G. (Significant Other Eric Maroney) Edwards, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Robert W. (Fiancee Natalie Gutzler) Hamm, Jr., Collinsville, IL
Grandchild – Sarah M. (Significant Other David Giger) Hamm, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Madelyn Dennison, Chicago, IL
Step Grandchild – Tyler D. (Karen) Sparks, Saint Louis, MO
Step Grandchild – Brittany A. Sparks, Granite City, IL
Step Grandchild – Sable K. (Bryce) Sward, Florida
Step Grandchild – Samantha A. (Danny) Weist, Carbondale, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Madison N. Sparks
Step Great Grandchild – Trevor K. Sparks
Anticipated Great Grandchild – Angela’s daughter – Nevaeh N. Scott due any day
Half Brother – Kevin Stewart, Staunton, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Forest Dennison
Mother – Lela M. Dennison, nee Peaker
Brother – Forest Dennison
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, December 11, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 11, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Highland, IL., with Rev. Sean Holloway, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249