Dennis was an active client of Clay County Learning Center in Brazil where he had many special friends. He had worked four or five years at Riddell National Bank, Brazil, until his health started to fail. He had been a spokesman for the United Way in the past. He participated in the Special Olympics for several years, loved going to camp and spending time with his other extended family, Sandy, Steve, Kathe and others. Dennis was born with CP, but it was not a handicap to him. He had the biggest heart and kindest smile. He never knew a stranger and accepted everyone as a friend. He loved life, family and all of his friends. He was an IU fan most of all, but enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts, Pacers basketball and Nascar (go Dale Jr.). He enjoyed sitting on the porch of his home with his nephew, Chris, and living life everyday to the fullest.
Preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Meyer, stepfather Bill Meyer, father Donald McCreery, brother Danny McCreery, nephew Eric Baumgartner and infant baby Hampton.
Survivors include sisters Debbie Lynch and husband Chuck, Indianapolis, Melanie Hoover and husband Ray, Jasonville, Cathy Scruggs and husband John, Clay City, Donnella Baumgartner and husband Kent, Clay City. Brothers, Doug McCreery (his twin) and his wife Penny, Brazil, Rick Tessicini and wife Mary, Oceanside, Calif.
Other survivors include Chris Scruggs, Carolyn Scruggs, Jennifer Baumgartner, Rusty and Amanda Baumgartner, Tina Hampton, Dan and Mindy Williams, Jeff and Jenni Lynch, Rick and Linda Hayes, Cory and Deanna Carico, Joe and Lynn McCreery, Jason McCreery, Donald McCreery, Michael McCreery, Robert McCreery, Doug and Kristen McCreery, Autumn McCreery, Heather Rutherford, Coty Bussing, Dan and Ashley Jaques, Amber Tessicini, several great nieces and nephews and long-time girl friend, Kathe Cooprider.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. Pastor Steve Wingert will be officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, and 12-2 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Clay County Learning Center. For more information or to light a candle in his memory, log on to www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.