Dennis Wesley Pendarvis, son of the late Fletcher and Wesley Pendarvis, was born on January 14, 1953, the fourth child born to this union. He departed this life on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Dennis attended elementary school in Brooklyn, NY, graduating from Boys High School in Brooklyn. Dennis attended Hunter College for one year. Dennis started the Rockaway Sports Association; he was employed with New York Traffic for twenty years. Dennis was associated with the Umpire Association (Raleigh, NC), USA & ASA, Top Gun, NCHSAA and USSSA Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Baseball Official, Championship Basketball Coach, 2X Championship Basketball Coach, Middle School & High School Hitting Instructor, Hall of Fame Umpire, Solo Hit – Why Do They Call It Dope – The Radio Hall of Fame Singer - Charles Moffit’s Velours.

Dennis moved to Raleigh, NC in 1999 with his family. Dennis met, and married Ledell Washington on July 8, 1978. They were united in holy matrimony for forty years They were blessed with two children, Katrina and Deyonje’ and two grandchildren, Isaiah and Iyanah Williams. Dennis was a wonderful husband, father, uncle, cousin, friend and coach. Dennis loved all the children; he had ten godchildren, and all the children called him uncle D, D-Duh and Pops.

Dennis was a sports and history buff. If you needed to know anything about those subjects, he knew all the answers. Dennis thought he was the weather man. Mr. Time was always there for everyone, the kids would call him anytime for anything, he was on the way. He was loved and respected by all - Even when he was wrong, he was right. Dennis touched many lives and will be missed by all.

Dennis Wesley Pendarvis was also preceded in death by one sister, Rose and one brother, Eulis. He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Ledell Pendarvis; daughter, Katrina Williams (Kevin); son, Deyonje’ Pendarvis (Jessica); adopted children, Tamika, Tiffany, Teejhia and Don’tae; grandchildren, Isaiah and Iyanah Williams; step granddaughter, Aaliyah; one sister, Vivian Burchette (Stanley); a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Aycock Klan, the Baddest Klan in the Land. If we can’t do it nobody can. Big D is what they call me, cause I’m bad as I Wanna Be; funkier than a Crippled Crab Without a Crutch; Goodness Gracious I’m just too much, about as mean as Joe Green; Twice as Bad. If Big D Gotha – your A** Is Had!!

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the C.A. Haywood Sr. Memorial Chapel, 2415 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC at 11:00 AM with visitation preceding the service at 10:00 AM.