Dennis A. Gambrell, 78 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Thursday, April 18, 2019, at his home in Cookeville.
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He was born Saturday, July 6, 1940, in Brentwood, Tennessee. He was the son of the late William and Lillian (Hensley) Gambrell
He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was a Lay Speaker who loved to teach the Bible and collect books. He loved spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his Wife of 56 years Sylvia (Apple) Gambrell
In addition to his wife he is survived by:
1 Daughter and Son-in-law:
Suzanne and Michael Bartlett of Cookeville, TN
Stephen Gambrell of Cookeville, TN
Timothy Gambrell of Chattanooga, TN
7 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren
1 Sister and Brother-in-law:
Patricia and Rick Murphy of Dayton, OH
1 Brother and Sister-in-law:
Michael "Tony" and Debbie Gambrell of Dayton, OH
2 Special Brothers-in-law:
Ted Apple and Lewis Apple of Cookeville, TN
A Host of Nieces and Nephews
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 Brothers: James "Buddy" and William Dale Gambrell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Funeral services for Dennis will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, April 22, from 11:00 AM until time of service at 2:00 PM.