He was born on November 25, 1945, in Dayton, to the late Lester and Martha (Rurode) Sides.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his son, Mark Sides; his daughter, Paula Lewis; his grandson, Evan Sides; and his siblings, Charles, Donald, and Keith Sides, and Verna Cook.
Dennis was a hard working and dedicated man. He devoted 26 years to Sheller-Globe as an industrial painter. Following that, he worked for the Body Company for eight years before becoming a cabinet maker. He enjoyed many things; he was an Ohio State Buckeye fan, he loved fishing, horseback riding, wood working and riding his motorcycle. However, all these hobbies were far more enjoyable when shared with his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson. He was a caring and loving person who was always willing to help others.
Dennis is survived by his wife of nearly 42 years, Janice (Mock) Sides, whom he married on February 17, 1979; his children, Todd Sides of Columbus, Ohio, Darrel Sides of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tony Lewis and his wife, Lynn, of Greenville; his grandchildren, Nathan and his wife, Mai, Jeffrey and his wife, Elizabeth, Melissa and her husband Michael, Mackenzie and her husband, Justin, Brandi, Spencer and his wife, Emilie, Conner, and Lance; and his great grandson Hudson.
A Celebration of Dennis’ life will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville campus with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio.
His family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at noon at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or the James Cancer Center payable toThe Ohio State University Foundation, P.O. Box 710811 Columbus, OH 43271.
Online condolences may be shared with Dennis’ family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.