Dennis  Abercrombie


Services honoring and remembering Dennis Abercrombie will be held 10:00A.M., Friday July 12, 2019 at the Rice Funeral Service Chapel in Claremore, OK. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thursday evening at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore.
Dennis Abercrombie passed in peace on July 10, 2019 in Claremore, OK. He was 79
Dennis Abercrombie, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Abercrombie was born September 30, 1939 in Cushing, Oklahoma.
Throughout his youth he attended Cushing schools where he graduated with an Allstate Honor in both baseball and football. He went on to play both sports for Oklahoma State University, where he assisted his team in winning the College National Championship in 1959. After college he pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and had a stint with the San Francisco Giants. After his professional baseball career, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where and served as a police officer. After a few years in Albuquerque, Dennis made the decision to serve his country in the US Marine Corps.
After serving honorably and finding out his color vision would prevent him completing flight school, Dennis came home to Oklahoma and began a career in trucking and transportation.
Dennis married his wife Patsy Isham on August 15th, 1974 and their union was blessed with three sons. He provided for his family by a career in transportation until it was time to retire in 2016. He selflessly served others by coaching youth football, and often paid for the kids that couldn't afford to play. He was a quick witted and wise man. He would much rather listen about others than to speak about himself. Dennis was often considered a role model, and to some a father figure. Although he wasn't quick to give advice, when he did people would listen. He will be dearly miss by all the lives he touched.
He is preceded in death by his mother, his father and sons Brock Abercrombie and Todd Abercrombie.
Dennis is survived by his wife Patsy Isham; one son Heath Abercrombie; and one grandson Kiowiah all of Claremore.
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