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Aubrey Dan Dennis

September 10, 1930 June 25, 2009
Aubrey Dan Dennis
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Aubrey Dan Dennis, born September 10, 1930 in Blair, Oklahoma, son of Osie F. and Oma Velda Dennis, died June 25, 2009, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus.
Mr. Dennis graduated from Norman High School and attended the University of Oklahoma where he joined the United States Navy in July 1952. He started as a yeoman on a navy ship and transitioned to Naval Cadet Training where he received his navy wings and his naval commission as a naval officer in 1954.
His first duty station was VS-30 in Norfolk, Virginia in 1954 where he flew anti-submarine aircraft.
In 1955, he joined VR-31 in Norfolk as Lieutenant, Junior Grade and a carry-on delivery pilot. He met his wife, Sallie Kay Tebo, in Norfolk and they married on June 8, 1958.
In 1958, he was stationed in Naples, Italy with VR-24 flying on and off aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean.
In 1960, he was stationed in Pensacola, Florida as a flight instructor where he molded the skills of young navy pilots.
In 1964, he was stationed again in Naples, Italy with VR-24 as a senior officer where he delivered critical ammunition and supplies to all aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean.
In 1966, he was transferred to Kingsville, Texas with VT-22 where he trained young fighter pilots in advanced aerial tactics.
In 1968, he was transferred to VRC-50 in Atsugi, Japan where he flew in combat missions over Viet Nam for two years before he was shot down and severely injured.
In 1970, he was transferred to the Naval Aviation Training Command in Memphis, Tennessee where he continued to fly and was the officer in charge.
In May 1972, he retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and moved back to Blair, Oklahoma. He has been raising cattle and farming on his Flying D Ranch for the last 37 years.
Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife, Sallie Kay, and their four children: Audie Dennis, Donna Duff, Tommy Dennis, and Kimberly Hill, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral Services for Aubrey Dan Dennis will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Blair with Reverend Tommy Dennis officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.

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2:30 PM

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