Dennis Wade “Denny” Faircloth

Published 10:20 am Monday, March 5, 2018

Dennis Wade “Denny” Faircloth

March 2, 2018

Dennis Wade Faircloth, 61, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Friday, March 2, 2018.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stanley Phillips, Rev. Tim Harrell, Pastor Herman Enfinger and Bobby English officiating.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Ken Harrison, Mark Maxwell, Paul Maxwell, Charlie B. Cross, Charlie Godwin and Matt Godwin serving as active pallbearers. Jake Lewis, Bennie Jakes, Bobby English, Steve Brown, David Funderburke and Richard Cooper will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Memorial donations may be made to Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Dennis Wade Faircloth was born September 1, 1956, in Bainbridge, Ga, the son of Wade and Ruth Hale Faircloth. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1975, and continued his legacy as a Bearcat by working on the “Chain Gang” under the Friday night lights. Dennis worked as a Client Specialist with GA Pines for over 30 years and as superintendent for Leisure Services at the softball fields.

Described as “a simple man”, Dennis Faircloth was anything but simple. He loved life and everyone in his life. He was a caretaker and spent his days being “that guy” for his yard crew who were like family to him. Dennis loved “his guys” and mowing yards. He enjoyed sports: softball, football and basketball. He coached, watched, participated, umpired and supervised over the last 50 or so years. Dennis was always in for good food and Alabama football. He would chuckle as he said, “Roll Tide” to his friends from other teams.

Survivors include the love of his life, Diane Cross Atkinson; his children, Corey & Brandy Atkinson; his siblings, Wayne “Buddy” Faircloth and his wife, Lisa, Jane Faircloth Lambert and her husband, Powell, and Rose Faircloth Baxley; his nieces and nephews, Todd Baxley, Gina Baxley Paxton, Misty & Blake Norton, Candy & Lee Thomas; several cousins and great-nieces and nephews; and his best friend, a rescued English Bulldog, Lucy. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.