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Dennis James Nall

October 20, 1974 — March 29, 2024

Dennis James Nall

Dennis James Nall, age 49, of Conway, Arkansas away peacefully on March 29, 2024, with his family by his side. Dennis’ life was spent demonstrating what love of family and faith should look like. His strong work ethic, infectious smile, and quick wit made everyone who met him immediately better.
Dennis was the youngest born to Roy and Betty Nall on Oct. 20, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He spent his childhood in Sikeston, MO until the family moved to Branson, Missouri in the early 1990’s. In 1996, Dennis met his future wife, Cheryl while living and working in Branson. Dennis and Cheryl were married on Aug. 19, 2000 in Springfield, MO but spent the first few years of their lives together in Branson. Shortly after their twin sons, Conner and Hunter were born, Dennis and Cheryl would move their young family to Springfield where they would stay while raising their sons. In March of 2020, the family moved to Conway, Arkansas due to work opportunities.
Dennis’ strong work ethic was the result of his faith and love of family. He did not work to please himself. He used to say he worked hard because “that’s what the Bible says a husband is supposed to do”. He truly believed that he was not only providing for his family but was pleasing God by his dedication to whatever position he held. He spent the majority of his adult life in sales and merchandising but had recently made a career change in Arkansas to learn auto appraising. While he always enjoyed his time in sales, he felt he had finally found his calling working on automobile claims and loved this new challenge.
Dennis was known to his friends and fellow church members as a quiet observer. He took everything in that was going on around him and constantly strived to better himself for his wife and children. He felt the more he listened, the more he learned. He just wanted to be the best version of himself for everyone in his life. He was always trying to pattern himself after the Godly men he watched and listened to at church. Dennis and Cheryl were members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield until their move to Conway. Finding a church home in Conway had some challenges because of the pandemic but Dennis and his family would eventually join Woodland Heights Baptist and were making wonderful connections there over the last 3 years.
Even though to many Dennis may have seemed quiet, to those closest to him, he was one of the biggest pranksters of the family. He loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. Hard work and laughter was his love language. If you were ever pranked or teased by him, that meant you had made it to his inner circle.
Besides his work and faith, Dennis’ favorite past-time was football and his Jeep. A life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, Dennis and Cheryl spent many years attending games, training camps, and even the Super Bowl Victory parades in recent years. As Dennis and Cheryl were just getting started as empty nesters, their biggest hobby had been getting “Tommy”, their KC Chiefs themed Jeep, ready for all of the off-road excursions in their future. Back country dirt roads were his favorite especially on warm sunny days with the top down and his wife by his side. That was truly their happy place.
Dennis will be remembered and missed dearly by all who knew him. His dedication to his work, his family, and always trying to look out for everyone else is something everyone will cherish about him.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Betty Nall and his brother, Lyndle Nall, as well as his grandparents and many other beloved family members.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Nall; their children, Conner and Hunter Nall of Conway, AR. He also leaves behind several siblings, his sister Charlene Nall of Willard, MO; his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Crystal Nall of Branson, MO; Sister-in-law, Ashley Davenport of Oklahoma City, OK; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tim and Kim Burbank of Conway, AR. Also left behind are in-laws, Larry and Debbie Conner of Conway, AR; nieces Angela Davenport and Emma Trammell of Oklahoma City, OK; nephews Rickie Sanders of Leavenworth, KS, Joseph Williams of Oklahoma City, OK, and Hayden and Garrison Burbank of Conway, AR. Numerous other friends and family members are left with memories of Dennis as well.
A Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, MO with a visitation to begin at 1:00 PM. Service will follow at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Dennis’ name to either Renewal Ranch in Houston, AR. (www.therenewalranch.org) or Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (www.bcfo.org). If making a donation to BCFO, please designate that it is not only in Dennis’ name but also in honor of “Jeeping for a Cure”, an annual Jeep event held to raise awareness and funding.
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