Mr. Dennis Corrigan, age 74 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Capital Region Medical Center.
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Dennis was born August 29, 1945 in Jefferson City, Mo. the son of Francis J. and Blanche M. (Suiter) Corrigan. He was married in Brownsville, New Jersey to Terry D. Hayden.
A resident of Jefferson City for the majority of his life, Dennis was a 1963 graduate of Helias High School.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After service in Vietnam, Dennis worked with Lear-Sigler. During these years, he and his family traveled across the world as he worked as an aircraft mechanic. In September 1972, he and his twin brother, Danny, began operating Schumate Chapel Service until October, 1986. Dennis also enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard serving for thirty-seven years prior to his retirement as a Master Sergeant in 2005.
Dennis was proud of his service to our country and had great respect for our flag. He was a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5 and the Navy Club. He received the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Conspicuous Service Medal, as well as, numerous letters of appreciation and recognition.
Dennis will be remembered for his generous heart and big smile. He truly enjoyed helping people and never met a stranger, he loved everyone. He enjoyed cooking for family and barbequing at the armory during the National Guard’s Drill Weekends. He cherished time with his family, especially trips to Destin, Colorado, Washington D.C. and the Dominican Republic.
Survivors include: his wife, Terry D. Corrigan; two children, Angie Plumb and her husband Steve of Jefferson City, Mo. and Brad Corrigan of Jefferson City, Mo.; six siblings, Patty Blume of Jefferson City, Mo., Kay Jones of Jefferson City, Mo., Frank Corrigan and his wife Kathy of Oklahoma, Mike Corrigan and his wife Brenda of St. Charles, Mo., Danny Corrigan of Jefferson City, Mo., and Laura Lee Huot and her husband Phil of Pinehurst, North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Ethan Plumb, Morgan Plumb, Austin Corrigan, and William Corrigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert E. Corrigan and James K. Corrigan; one sister-in-law, Brenda Corrigan; and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Blume and Bob Jones.
Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Freeman Chapel with the Deacon Tom Gerling officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.