In Memory of
Mark V.Dennis

September 21, 1946 - July 15, 1966


    Finally after 50 years, Mark
    has come home to be with
    his parents and brother in his
    and their final resting place.


    Graveside Memorial Service

    Thursday April 6, 2017
    10:00 am

    Hillgrove Cemetery

    Miamisburg, Ohio


In Memory of

Mark V. Dennis

September 21, 1946 - July 15, 1966


Dennis, Mark V. was born September 21, 1946 in Piqua, OH to the late Charles Russell and Vera Alice (Sheley) Dennis. Mark was raised in Miamisburg, OH and a 1964 graduate of Miamisburg High School where he enjoyed playing football. He was a member of the Miamisburg Church of Christ which was the location of his service in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 8, 1964 and trained as a medic. He was stationed to serve as a Hospital Corpsman, 3rd Class assigned to E. Company with the Marines in Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. He was also the acting chaplain for his unit, and aspired to be a missionary. He died as a passenger of a helicopter which was shot down by enemy fire while participating in an operation against hostile forces on July 15, 1966. Mark was a mature and caring young man who loved his fiancée, Linda Mullins Williams and his family including his parents (dec'd); brother, Jerry Dennis (dec'd); sisters, Karen Anne (Wayne) Moline of Colorado and Eileen Brady of Florida; 9 nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Sparky (dec'd). His remains will be inurned with his parents at Garden Sanctuary Cemetery Mausoleum in Seminole, FL following a graveside service at 10:00 am Thursday, April 6, 2017 with military honors. Arrangements courtesy of Serenity Funeral Home in Largo, FL. Additionally a graveside memorial will be hosted at the site of his original place of rest in Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:00 am with military honors. Arrangements courtesy of Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg which handled his original services in 1966. Pastor Mike Tuttle of Miamisburg Christian Church will officiate and supporting organizations will include Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 31, American Legion Post 165, VFW Post 3438 and Ohio Patriot Guard Riders, as well as other military and civilian groups. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Mark's online memorial at
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Military Reunion for four Class of '64 members!

On December 7, 2015, Ray Guntle, Gaylon Hitchler, Billy Ring, and Joe Woolf reunited to celebrate the day they all reported to military duty.  It was a good time, lots to catch up on and telling of their experiences and travels while in the military.

All of them went their separate ways after being sworn into the service.  Three of the four served in Vietnam, and all returned home safely.

An article about them was published in the Miamisburg News on December 10, 2015.


Plaza Theater Re-Opens!