Horsley, Dennie -
Manchester - Mr. Dennie M. Horsley was born on February 17, 1938, to the late Samuel and Ruth LeGrand Horsley in Garfield, KY. After his high school graduation, he served his country in the United States Air Force and he was of the Presbyterian faith. Dennie married Phyllis Ann Jaynes on October 3, 1964 in Alexandria, Virginia. Dennie was a hard-working husband and father, working his way up the ladder at a regional heat and air wholesale company managing their office in Bowling Green, Kentucky before retirement. To relax he enjoyed fishing with his family. They could be found at the lake most weekends when his kids were still living at home. He was also a very good gardener and had a green thumb, planting many flowers and shrubs for his wife. After retirement, he and his wife, Phyllis, moved from Bowling Green, KY to Manchester, TN and became very active in the Tullahoma Kennel Club. Dennie and Phyllis showed their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels at dog shows all over the U.S. where they received multiple Champions and one Grand Champion. Dennie could talk to anyone and he especially enjoyed making many friends throughout the world through the internet. He was a life-long Ford man, working briefly at a local Ford dealership, and would have been happy to know his last ride to the hospital was in a Ford Ambulance.
In addition to his parents, Dennie is preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Horsley, and his sister, Jane Horsley. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis Ann Jaynes Horsley; son, Michael Kevin Horsley and his wife, Teri, of Brentwood, TN; daughter, Kimberly Ann Miller and her husband, Mark, of Buford, GA; grandchildren, Helena and Samuel Horsley, and Jarod and Lauren Miller; sister-in-law, Beverly Horsley; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Dennie passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 22 days. Dennie will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather; who was a kind, gentle, sweet man, with a great sense of humor.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Horsley family.
Sheila Tate Sullivan says:
Dennie was a good friend, one of the good guys from Breckinridge Co. Ky. 😊 I sometimes met him and Phyllis for lunch on my way to Alabama. I enjoyed those visits so much. It was always fun talking about our high school years and catching up on bits of news from “home”. He will be missed by all of his many friends. My prayers are with Phyllis and his children and grandchildren during this sad and difficult time. 🙏🙏
Diane Savage Trent says:
I’m so sorry! I will miss his FB posts. My Grandmother, Luna, and your Grandfather were sister and brother. I loved going to their home in Garfield. Aunt Ruth made wonderful pies. You all will be in our prayers. 🙏.
Lula Belle Carman says:
Dennie was a good friend. We talked from time to time about our graduating class of 1957. Since I still live in Garfield, I tried to keep him updated on our class. Prayers for Phyllis and all of you.
Judy Armes says:
Shocked and saddened to hear of Dennie’s sudden passing. I have known his Horsley family all my life, and Dennie was a true gentleman. He will be missed 🙏
Doris LeGrand Anderson says:
When we were kids in Garfield, our families lived next door to each other. It was fun playing games with Dennie, Sammy and Jane. I adored Aunt Ruth and Uncle Sam. Dennie and I regularly emailed each other and I miss him.
Margaret Hubbard says:
So very sorry to hear this news. I loved seeing both Phyllis and Dennie at the dog shows. We always had such a good time showing our dogs. I talked to Dennie on Messenger after moving from Tennessee to NC. He would catch me up on the dog news and what mischief they were getting into. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers for Phyllis.
Patricia Board says:
Our families grew up together and had wonderful times at The Garfield Presbyterian Church, Garfield, Ky. My family was Taylor, Mary Belle, Emma Lee Dowell. They were next door farm neighbors and community friends. I met Dennie when he would come to the county once a year, and always stopped to see my Mom, Emma Lee Dowell Board. I happened to be at home a few times to meet him. Then I connected as a friend on facebook. We had so many talks about the good times our families had. Im Emma Lee Dowell Boards daughter, Patricia Board. I live at Murray, Ky, where went to college, and seasonally I live at the farm my Mom grew up at. It was like a trip back in time for both of us to share stories. Dennie was a wonderful person. My condolences go out to the family.
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