The Duncan Banner

July 6, 2013

Samuel Leon Dennis

July 15, 1921 — July 3, 2013

The Duncan Banner


Samuel Leon Dennis, 91, of Duncan passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the Oklahoma Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle. Services are under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Sam was born July 15, 1921, in Oklahoma City, the son of James William and Ella Muady Dennis. He served in the United States Air National Guard.

He and Nina Ruth Carr were married July 22, 1953, in Midwest City and she preceded him in death May 20, 2005. He worked as an Aircraft Mechanic until his retirement in 1979.

He enjoyed collecting coins, copper wire, cans and gardening. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters

Survivors include his daughter Betty Jo Swindall and her husband Cecil of Oklahoma City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at