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Obituary - Mr. William Richard Dennard
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. William Richard Dennard
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. William Richard Dennard, age 76, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at his residence under the care of Regency SouthernCare Hospice after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
    A native of Gordon and Milledgeville, he had recently moved to Statesboro.
    Richard graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1966 with a BS in marketing. He returned to Wilkinson County, where he began a long career in the kaolin industry with Engelhard/BASF Corporation. He became their packaging and transportation manager. Because of his knowledge and customer service skills, he traveled extensively for Engelhard as their liaison, trouble-shooter and problem solver. He retired in 2009.
    He was preceded in death by his father, W.C. Dennard Jr.; and mother, Richie Stapleton Dennard Lavender; and a brother, Charles Dennard.
    Richard had a love for building projects and landscaping, so he was often the chairman of the church building and grounds committee at First Baptist Church, Milledgeville, Ga.
    He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cindy Collins Dennard; a son, Chandler Dennard (Kem); a daughter, Caryl Gearig; granddaughters, Kaylee Dennard Collins (Hunter), Kalissa Gerig, Lauren Dennard Humphries (Jarret) and Kendall Gearig; a sister-in-law, Doris Dennard; several nieces and nephews. Also special to him are Heath Wilson, Thomas and Drew Wilson and Troy and Mason Gearig.
    A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
    Visitation will be held following the service.
    Inurnment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    For those desiring to view the services via livestream, you may do so by joining the group “Joiner-Anderson Live Stream” at:
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, January 5, 2021
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