Dennis E. ‘D.E.’ Minor


Dennis E. “D.E.” Minor, 62, of St. James City, Florida, formerly of Columbus, died at 2:55 a.m. December 8, 2017, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Dennis was born June 12, 1955, in Columbus, the son of Paul Robert “P.R.” and Charlotte Tobias Minor.

He was a graduate of the Columbus High School class of 1973.

D.E. was a reserve deputy with Bartholomew County for many years and retired from Cummins Engine Co. after over 30 years of service, ending his career at the Tech Center.

D.E. was always the “life of the party,” always making people laugh. He had a nickname for everyone and always brought positive energy.

He was a tinkerer and could always be found working on cars, boats and motorcycles.

He was a proud and loving father and grandfather.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Blystone officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs, Florida.

Survivors include his son, Dustin Kyle (Andrea) Minor of Franklin, Tennessee; a brother, Garry Minor of Columbus; and grandchildren, Brevin Minor, Graham Minor and Paisley Minor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.