Dennis C. DeLee, 80, a resident of Bluff Creek, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019. He was a retired cattleman and union millwright for Crown Zellerbach. He was a longtime member of Bluff Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member. As a graduate of Central High School, he excelled in football and track and later played football at Northwestern State College. He then transferred to LSU where he was a member of the Block and Bridle Club and the LSU National Livestock Judging Team. He coached Dixie Youth baseball and was an avid coach, competitor, participant and observer of athletic events his entire life. There will be a visitation at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary, LA, on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 5 pm until 8 pm. Visitation will resume at Bluff Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 9 am until funeral services at 11 am conducted by Dr. Roger Sullivan and Dr. Darryl Wood. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 60 years, Patsy Edwards DeLee; daughter, Wendye DeLee Ashcraft and husband Lance of Harmony, FL; three sons, Dennis “Dee” DeLee and wife Gail of Greenwell Springs; Brent Kernan DeLee and wife Julée of Central, LA; Vernon Curt DeLee and wife Paula of Watson, LA; sister, Patty Davis and husband Jimmy of Watson, LA; brother, Jimmy DeLee and wife Linda of Central, LA; eleven grandchildren: Ty, Grace, and Dylan DeLee, Elizabeth, William, and James DeLee, Jordan, Taylor Beth, and Allie Ashcraft, and Mason and Brady DeLee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Cora Lee DeLee; and infant brother Elliot Kernan DeLee. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters. Memorial donations may be made to Bluff Creek Baptist Church.
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