Dennis's Story

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Dennis Patrick Barclay, 75, was born on March 16, 1942, in Detroit, MI, and passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Dennis attended Ferris State University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Delta / Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After being drafted for the U.S. Army in 1964, he played catcher for the 24th Infantry Division baseball team while stationed in Augsburg, Germany. Dennis was interested in people and enjoyed talking with everyone he met. He was a great storyteller, often reminiscing about his growing up days in Detroit and his many baseball, football and fraternity experiences. Dennis and his wife, Linda, moved to Fairfield Glade in 2005. He loved the Fairfield Glade community, the beauty of the area and golf. He was a member of three golf groups: the Putt Outs, the Mulligans and the Moaners & Groaners. While Linda enjoys hiking, he said he would rather hike to the concession stand.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Barclay; his three brothers, three sisters and their families; and Linda's three sisters and their families.
A memorial service for Dennis will be held at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Feb. 26, 2018, at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow.
Dennis was a dedicated supporter of the Cumberland County Playhouse and admired the talent and educational experiences it provided. In lieu of flowers, Linda has requested that donations be made to the Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, TN 38555.
Published on February 19, 2018
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