Dennis “Denny” Page was born on October 14, 1962, in Savannah, Georgia, but moved to Texas as soon as he could. From a young age, he made it a point to help those in need any way he could. This was fitting for a man who proudly served the citizens of Dallas for 33 years on the Dallas Fire Department.
While most others his age and tenure were planning for retirement, Denny decided it was time to study for the lieutenant’s test. He was so proud to promote to the rank of lieutenant in 2014. He had many plans and ideas for those who worked under his command, from additional training to sharpen their firefighting skills to working out to be in top physical condition. Even after 30 years, he still loved his job and looked forward to serving the Citizens of Dallas for many years to come.
Denny had such a passion for life. He loved to learn and master anything and everything he set his mind to. He put 110% of himself into everything he did, from cooking to sewing to woodworking. When faced with a new skill or task, he would say, “I can do that,” and would promptly seek out how-to videos, purchase the necessary materials, and conquer it. Everything he did was with love and a huge I-told-you-so grin.
Denny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor. You could always count on him to be your biggest cheerleader and to have your back with no questions asked and nothing desired in return.
Denny enjoyed multiple hobbies, especially those which required him to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting guns, or just relaxing by the lake. He was always up for a friendly competition. He strived to be the best he could at whatever he set his mind to.
Denny brought so much joy not only to those who knew him but also to those he just met. He had the gift of gab and was able to strike up a conversation with anyone. He had a way of brightening up any room by just walking in and flashing his big smile.
Denny could overcome any obstacle put in his way until cancer threw him for a loop. Even while battling cancer, he continued to provide training to the Dallas Fire Department through a YouTube video reminding of the importance of wearing protective gear at fire scenes.
Denny lost his courageous battle with cancer on July 25, 2018. He will forever be remembered for the silly happiness he brought into our lives. He was truly one of a kind and can never be replicated.
God did make firemen so police could have heroes.