Dennis Wayne Bosworth was born in 1942 to Dorris Berlin and Mabel Helen (Gordon) Bosworth in Dayton, Ohio and passed away Monday April 1, 2019 at the age of 76 years.
In 1960 he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Xenia, Ohio as a Cadet Corps Major.
He enlisted in the US Army and served two tours, including Qui Nhon, Vietnam as a Platoon Leader during the war. He was awarded the Bronze Star and completed active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He married Carol Ann Coy in St. Louis, Missouri in 1965, where they resided until 1979.
Dennis attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Harris Stowe State University and Webster University, where he obtained Bachelor of Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Teaching-Science degrees, respectively. He taught fifth grade (Science focused) and middle school English and history for more than 30 years altogether in four school districts: Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District, Missouri, Crawford County R-II Schools (taught in Cuba for 10 years), Cuba, Missouri, Meramec Valley R-III Schools, Pacific, Missouri and Dayton, Ohio Public Schools. He retired in 2001.
During his career, he continued to serve his country, joining the Missouri National Guard in 1979 and being promoted to First Lieutenant. Dennis later became Company Commander of his unit at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, the 35th Engineer Brigade in 1987. He achieved a final rank of Major before separating from the military after nearly 19 years of service.
In retirement he joined daughter Crissy and son-in-law Ken in relocating to Fox Cities, Wisconsin, then to Nashville, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Larry and Berlin.
He is survived by sister, Sonya (Bosworth) Ernst of Dayton Ohio; brother, Edward Bosworth of Escondido, California; son, Dennis Jon Bosworth of Union, Missouri; daughter, Crissy and husband Ken Zitka of Old Hickory, Tennessee; granddaughter, Taylor Bosworth of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends..
Memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.