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Pastor Dennis Wade Black

January 11, 1955 — May 4, 2024


Pastor Dennis Wade Black
January 11, 1955 - May 4, 2024

Dennis Wade Black, of Bolivar, TN, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, at age 69.

Born January 11, 1955 in Youngstown, OH, he was the middle son of the late Allen B. Black and Dorothy Jean Black.  The family moved to Lancaster, PA where he and his brothers grew up and went to school.  Dennis was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing sports with his children and grandchildren.

Upon graduation from Penn Manor High School, Lancaster, PA, in 1972, Dennis attended Millersville Sate College.  He graduated in 1976 with a Bachelors Degree in English.

In September of 1979, Dennis met the love of his life, Kerry Eileen Neville of Camp Hill, PA.  The couple were married on May 23, 1981.

Dennis accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1984 and, a few years later, answered the call to preach.  He attended Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, FL and graduated in 1994 with his Bachelors of Divinity and license to preach.  He became the pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Bolivar in the fall of 1994 and, pastored there for 30 years.

Dennis is survived by Kerry, his wife of 43 years; their children, Wade (Kim) Black of Whiteville, Tessa (Donny) Shurtz of Finger, TN, Liam (Megan) Black of Kiefer, OK, Fiona (Robert) Studebaker of Winchester, VA, Asa Black of Camp Meeker, CA and, Rose Black of Jackson; brothers, Preston (Christina) Black  and David (Susan) Black, both of Lancaster, PA; his grandchildren, Kiley, Gavin, Luke, Eian, Jett, Judah, Asher, Emma, Naomi, Johanna, Bonnie, Nathan, Robert and one on the way; and great-grandchildren, Kinsey and Kady.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2024, at Bible Baptist Church of Bolivar, 12845 Highway 18 South, Bolivar, TN 38008.
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Friday, May 10, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bible Baptist Church of Bolivar

12845 Highway 18 South, Bolivar, TN 38008

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