Dennis David Carlyle Sr. , 70, of Middletown, Virginia passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held for Dennis at 2 P.M. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Maddox Funeral Home 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia, officiated by Pastor Wayne Shelton.
Dennis was born on June 15, 1950 to the late Thomas and Daisy Carlyle. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Carlyle; and his brother Rodney Carlyle.
Surviving Dennis is his children, Tammy Carlyle (Windle) and Dennis Carlyle Jr.; his siblings, Sandra Allen, Brenda Kline, Lynn Nary and Sylvon Carlyle; his grandchildren, Kelly, Josh, Felicia, Dakota, Kurstin and Kassie; his 13 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis was a warm hearted and giving man who loved the Lord and his family. He had a goodness and a kindness about him that so many were blessed to see. He enjoyed being around people and his caring personality gained him so many friendships over the years.
His humor was unforgettable. You could always find him cutting up with people and making them laugh. He liked to tell jokes and he made sure to appoint everyone in the family a nickname (no matter if you liked it or not), you got one.
Whether it was telling a joke, giving you a nickname, making a gorilla noise or pointing his finger at you with a one eye’d smirk on his face, he always tried to give you a laugh. Sometimes it was slapping his tongue at you or if you were lucky enough you got slapped in the face with a piece of bologna.
He was a musician at heart and his favorite times were getting together with his family and friends playing music. Anyone who was fortunate enough to have been able to pick music with him was very blessed indeed.
Throughout the years he played in bands and on stages at venues, lodges, restaurants and bars for so many to enjoy.
Later in life he fell in love with the Lord and begin playing for Him. The Lord inspired him to write his own music and he was asked by church congregations from all over to come and bless them with his talent. He would always oblige them, loving every second of it!
To know him was to love him and there’s not a soul who crossed his path that didn’t. He could be cantankerous at times and even if you got on his bad side, he was quick to let you know about it, yet he never stopped loving or caring for you.
He was a man who inspired many. His love and our memories will always remain in our hearts and he will forever be cherished.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.