Alvis Wilson Denning, 80, resident of Raleigh and formerly of Faison, died Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Rex Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, followed by visitation. Burial will be Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro.
Born at Stantonsburg in Wilson County, he was the oldest of six children born to Andrew Washington Denning and Hortense Thornton Denning. After graduation from Grantham High School, Mr. Denning was drafted into the United States Army. After his service tour, he attended N.C. State University, earning a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. His working career included heavy construction as well as farming the land. A long time resident of the Faison area, he was a member of Faison United Methodist Church. Several years ago, he and his wife relocated to Raleigh and there, he attended Brooks Ave. Church of Christ.
Mr. Denning is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hill Denning; four children, Rafael Roman and his wife, Cathy Caudill Roman, of Faison, Mary Ruth Roman Baldus and her husband, Mark Baldus, of San Diego, Calif., Joel Thomas Denning and his wife, Tonya Lynn Deaton Denning, of Raleigh, and Charles Eric Denning of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Catherine Ann, Ashley Elizabeth, and Rebecca Grace Denning, and Erica Ann Francine Baldus; and his five siblings, Dartha "Dot" D. Ingram of Emerald Isle, Everette W. Denning of Cary, Mary D. Jordan of Goldsboro, David D. Denning of Tampa, Fla., and Margaret D. Woodlief of Roswell, Ga. along with each of their families.
Floral tributes are welcome, or memorial gifts may be sent to Faison United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 417, Faison, NC 28341, or Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607.
A Tyndall service of Mount Olive.