Dennis Jerome Lawhead of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away surrounded by his beloved family on September 18, 2021, at the age of 73. Dennis was born in Lansing, MI., June 25, 1948, the son of Duane and Irma Gayle (Walker) Lawhead. He graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1967 and went on to proudly serve with the US Army until his retirement in 1989. Dennis continued his employment as a corrections officer retiring in 2011 after 20 years. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Eaton Rapids and Charlotte, the American Legion in Jackson and a lifetime member of the NRA. Dennis enjoyed riding his Harley Motorcycle, hunting and fishing. He was an amazing father and beloved husband and will be greatly missed.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Olivia Lawhead; children, Danah (Chris) Klinger of GA, Desi (Seth) Sohn of WI, Dennis (Christina) Lawhead Jr. of Kalkaska; grandchildren, Emily, Carlina, Clara, Max, Oscar and Juniper; brother, David Lawhead of Onstead; sister, Dorothy Parsley of FL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack Swan.
Funeral services will be 12 pm Friday September 24, 2021, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please visit our website to place online condolences for the family, www.millsfuneral.com.
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