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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Fire Engineer
Age: 55
Year of Death: 2008

Roger Dennis Jr.

Roger Dennis Jr. was born March 13‚ 1952‚ to the late Roger Dennis‚ Sr. and Sammie Lee Henderson Dennis. He attended Brackenridge High School and San Antonio College‚ where he studied music and learned to play the piano and trombone. His latest projects were learning to play the guitar and the harmonica. In 1972 at the age of 20‚ he joined the San Antonio Fire Department and trained in one of the first paramedic classes in the history of the fire department. At the time of his death‚ he was serving at Fire Station #14 as a paramedic.

His favorite hobby was finding deals at pawnshops‚ flea markets‚ and thrift stores. He loved bargain shopping for himself‚ his family‚ and everyone else. Every pawnshop in San Antonio knew him by name. If you needed anything‚ you could just call him and he would find it for you. (But he would collect!!!)

As a child‚ he played with angels that he called his friends who wrestled with him‚ played with him‚ and led him to accept Jesus Christ at an early age. He really enjoyed studying biblical prophecies and would talk for hours about books he read and wanted others to read. He was very strong in his love for Jesus Christ and would always look for opportunities to share his faith. His favorite saying was‚ ‘Get right with God.’

He was a hard worker and a good provider‚ a man who loved his family. Every one of us has fond memories of all the things he did for us and taught us‚ especially about finance (specifically‚ savings!).

He was preceded in death by his father‚ Roger Dennis Sr.; his mother‚ Sammie Lee Henderson Dennis; and his sister‚ Kay Oveda Green.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 32 years‚ Mary; his only daughter‚ Christina; son-in-law‚ Antonio; grandchildren Chase Roger‚ Cierra‚ and Christiane; brothers Wilmire Jones (Lucinda)‚ Harrold Dennis‚ Larry Dennis (Guffie); sisters Rebecca Tinkshell (Wilbert)‚ Michelle Thomas (Michael)‚ and YeVonne Wiltz (Michael); and a host of nieces‚ nephews‚ other relatives‚ and friends.

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  1. I miss you uncle Rog! You know that you never let me play with all those model cars you had either! Lol, I love you Uncle Roger! I wish I was able to say this more before you went home Sir.

    – Ronald D. Conley II
  2. you cross my mind daily, miss you dearly.

    – Tasha "Pooh Bear"
  3. One of the very best friends a man could ever have. You are missed, Roger.

    – Pastor Ronson Hall