SENATH - Dennis Bacon, 86, died Sept. 17, 2003, at the Senath Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Puxico, son of the late Louie and Virtie Varble Bacon, he was a member of the First Baptist Church for 54 years, where he served as a deacon for many years. He served on the Missouri Baptist Executive Board for four years and for seven years with the Black River Baptist Association; was moderator for 10 years with the Democratic Central Committee; served as an honorary colonel on the staff of governors Jim Blair and Warren Hearnes; and was an alderman for the City of Senath. A member of the Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, he was a past Rotary Club member and past president of the Senath Lions Club. He served as site manager for the Senath Apartments since 1990.
On Sept. 5, 1941, in Puxico, he married Ladonne Short who preceded him in death on July 12, 1995.
Survivors include: two sisters, Idella Fagan and Mary Gallagher of San Diego, Calif.; seven nieces, Vicky Sanders of Sikeston, Jeana Lewis of Senath, Charlotte Fortier of San Diego, Jan Gallagher of Seattle, Wash., Marilyn Short of Peoria, Ill., Monica Brown of Albuquerque, N.M., and Robin Tollison of Morehead City, N.C.; and four nephews, Ed Short Jr. of St. Louis, Dewayne Short of Azle, Texas, Michael Short of Peoria and David Short of Hubert, N.C.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dennette Ann Bacon; six brothers, Hubert Bacon, Vernon Bacon, Rueben Bacon, John Bacon, Russell Bacon and Ralph Freeman Bacon; and two sisters, Vera Bacon Looney and Jenny Marie Bacon.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Senath. The Rev. Dog Clinton and the Rev. Derek Combs will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: John Sanders, Wendell Sanders, Tim Sanders, Bill Lewis, Jay Lewis and Brad Branum.