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Dennis Wayne Bosworth

June 24, 1942 — April 1, 2019

Dennis Wayne Bosworth, 76, passed away Monday April 1, 2019 at home in Hermitage, Tennessee after developing pneumonia following hospitalization for a fall. He was born in 1942, the son of Dorris Berlin and Mabel Helen (Gordon) Bosworth, Dayton, Ohio. In 1960, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Xenia, OH as a Cadet Corps Major. He enlisted in the US Army and served two tours, including Qui Nhon, Vietnam as a Platoon Leader during the War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and completed active duty at Fort Knox, KY. He married Carol Ann Coy in St. Louis, Missouri in 1965, where they resided until 1979. Dennis attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Harris Stowe State University and Webster University, where he obtained Bachelor of Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Teaching-Science degrees, respectively. He taught fifth grade (Science focused) and middle school English & History for more than 30 years altogether in four school districts: MaplewoodRichmond Heights School District, MO, Crawford County R-II Schools, Cuba, MO, Meramec Valley R-III Schools, Pacific, MO and Dayton, OH Public Schools. He retired in 2001. During his career, he continued to serve his country, joining the MO National Guard in 1979 and being promoted to First Lieutenant. Dennis later became Company Commander of his unit at Jefferson Barracks, MO, the 35th Engineer Brigade in 1987. He achieved a final rank of Major before separating from the military after nearly 19 years of service. In retirement, he joined daughter Crissy and son-in-law Ken in relocating to Fox Cities, Wisconsin, then to Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Larry and Berlin. He is survived by sister Sonya (Bosworth) Ernst of Dayton OH, brother Edward Bosworth of Escondido, CA, son Dennis Jon Bosworth, Union, MO daughter Crissy (and Ken) Zitka, Old Hickory, TN, granddaughter Taylor Bosworth, Rolla, MO and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 15 at 10:00am at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. Gather at the Administration Building. Memorials may be made for Taylor Bosworth's Medical School Education, c/o Dennis J. Bosworth, PO Box 822, Union, MO 64084.

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Monday, April 15th, 2019 10:00am, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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