James Wesley Dennis



Mr. James Wesley Dennis, 67, of Raleigh, North Carolina departed this earthly life on Wednesday March 28, 2018.

James was educated in the Wake County Public School System. He worked as a driver for Winn Dixie for Many years and retired a few years ago from (Wolf Line) First Transportation Company. After retiring he worked odd jobs. He was an avid lover of music for most of his life and enjoyed playing his guitar and the trumpet. His father worked on Seaboard Railroad and this is how his love for trains began. He also enjoyed driving tractor trailer trucks. He always enjoyed the company of his family and friends.

James Dennis, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents James Monroe Dennis and Mary Blalock Dennis, one sister Callie Robinson and his son Craig Dennis.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife of 49 years Rosa Mae Dennis; his children, Felicia Dennis of Atlanta, GA, James W Dennis, Jr. (Cassandra) of Raleigh, NC, Christopher Leggins (Amanda) of Honolulu, HI, Charles Padgett of Raleigh, NC; one daughter-in-law, Lenora Dennis of Whiteville, NC; one sister, Alicw Thomas of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Eddie Dennis and Alvin Dennis both of Raleigh, NC; his mother-in-law, Birdie L. Matthews of Fuquay-Varina, NC; ten loving grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service at 12:00 noon Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel preceded by an 11:30 AM visitation. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens.