December 14, 1949 - January 11, 2022
Rev. Dennis Elmer Fish, age 72, of Cleveland, Tennessee formerly of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Rev. Fish was born on December 14, 1949 in Culllowhee, North Carolina to the late William and Carolyn Stephens Fish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lavonia "Pinky" Andrews, and nephew, Cory Fish. Mr. Fish was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. He was Associate Pastor of the Cleveland Cowboy Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. Mr. Fish served as a Sheriff's Deputy for Habersham County Sheriff's Office from 1991 to 2000 and from 2009 to 2012. Between his times of service with the Sheriff's Office, he served as a Habersham County Commissioner for two years. While working with the Sheriff's Office, Rev. Fish was called into the mission field taking short term mission trips to Kenya, Peru, Brazil, and Ireland. Dennis retired from the Habersham County Sherriff's Department and his wife, Rosilyn retired from the Habersham County School System to serve as full time missionaries in Wyoming. Dennis and Rosilyn served in Casper, Wyoming at the Oil Field Ministries through the Wyoming Southern Baptist Commission. During his mission work, Dennis became an ordained minister and pastored Bairoil Community Church in Bairoil, Wyoming. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years and 12 days, Rosilyn Fish, of Cleveland, TN; sons, Thomas, Dennis, Jr. and Phillip. daughters-in-law, Connie and Maison; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce Fish and Dixie, Kenny Fish and Renee; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Brian K. Williams, Rev. Trent Smith and Mr. Arthur Stevens officiating. Interment will directly follow in the VFW Memorial Park in Demorest, Georgia with military honors provided by the United States Marines and the Grant Reeves Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the funeral home prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.
Rev. Dennis Elmer Fish, age 72, of Cleveland, Tennessee formerly of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Rev. Fish was born on December 14, 1949 in Culllowhee, North Carolina to the late William and Carolyn Stephens... View Obituary & Service Information
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