Dennis David Carlyle Sr.

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.

  5 comments for “Dennis David Carlyle Sr.

  1. Dianne Vaughn
    September 7, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    So sad to know that my cousin us gone. Dennis was a fabulous man, and Tommy and I will miss him terribly. RIP.❤XXOO❤. I LOVE YOU

  2. Michella Daniels Orndorff
    September 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I always remember Dennis being a crazy uncle, even though he was really my 2nd cousin, but he was still funny as heck. I will always remember our Carlyle reunions and the wonderful music that all of the Carlyle’s played. That is where my son, Carlyle Bryce, got his musical talents from, the Carlyle side!! He will be missed by many and I know he is in Heaven with the rest of our family angels!

  3. September 11, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I loved my brother and will keep him in my heart forever. Me and him were the oldest out of six children. I remember us growing up. There was bad times and good times we shared as children. I will miss you and will always love you. Tell mom and dad, Rodney and Sandy hello. Till we meet again. RIP

    • Karen Curry
      September 12, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Our loss is Heavens gain. Dennis was always laughing and joking. Can’t recall too many times he didnt have a smile on his face. He was a simple man with a great talent and love for the Lord. He will definitely be missed by many. Till we meeting again.

  4. Barry Jr.
    September 12, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Dennis will forever have a spot in my heart he was like a second Dad to me through out my life. I grew up with his son Dennis Jr. And daughter Tammy we always had fun no matter where we were or what we were doing. My greatest memories of him was playing music and at the turkey shoot. My dad, Myself and Dennis Sr. And Jr. Always went to the Isaac Walton turkey shoot together. I will never forget the fun times that God blessed us all with in the company of Dennis. He will forever be greatly missed. Go rest high on that mountain your work on earth is done. Until we meet again,enjoy Heaven as you wait patiently on all of our reunion in Heaven.

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