Dennis "Chuck" Charles Bess, age 57, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Dennis was born on March 12, 1958, in St. Louis, the son of the late Charles Thomas Bess and Lorene Fern (Walker) Bess Eads.
On January 6, 2012, Dennis was united in marriage in Jefferson City to Donetta (Vaughan) Bess, who preceded him in death on November 14, 2013.
Dennis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. He enjoyed listening to music and trying to find his brother's music online.
Dennis is survived by: two sons, Dennis Bess of Jefferson City and Kenneth Bess of Malian; two daughters, Kim Montgomery and Krystal Bess both of Jefferson City; two step-children: Calbel Vaughan and Etelka Vaughan both of Jamestown; seven grandchildren, Amber Carson, Sierra Bess, Dwane Montgomery, Jr., Jordan Bess, Melissa Yeager, Charles Yeager, Jr., and Angel Yeager; two brothers, Roger Bess and Charles Thomas Bess, Jr. both of St. Louis; two sisters, Dolores Wood of Lake Ozark and Penny Lowery and husband Mike of Linn Creek; the mother of his children, Iva Ivalee Bess; his mother and father-in-law; Bonnie and Roger Robinette; along with several nieces, nephews, and friends
In addition to his parents and spouse, Dennis was preceded in death by: his step-father, Bill Eads; sister-in-law, Chasity Vaughan; two brothers, Douglas and Dennis Bess; nephew, Douglas Bess, Jr., Grandparents, Ed and Fern Walker, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Memorial Service Celebrating Dennis's Life will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linn.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The Family of Dennis Bess.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com