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Dennis Briney

August 11th, 1933 – December 16th, 2020

Earl Dennis Briney, age 87 of Bluff City, Illinois, passed away at 8:04 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Renaissance Care Center in Canton, Illinois. He was born on August 11, 1933 in Bluff City, the son of Earl and Bernice (Hamm) Briney. On April 20, 1958, Dennis married Peggy Ann DeRenzy in Bushnell, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2011.

Dennis was also preceded in death by his son, Douglas Briney, on October 8, 1989.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (and Stan) Briney-Schisler of Browning, Illinois, two grand dogs, Maggie and Willie, three step-grandchildren, Aaron (and Becky) Pierson, Stan (and Jennifer) Schisler, Jr., and Kimber Schisler, five step-great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Linda Havens of Marietta, Illinois and Barbara DeRenzy of Bushnell, Illinois, two brothers-in-law, Kenny (and Nancy) DeRenzy of Macomb, Illinois and Robert "Slick" DeRenzy of Canton, Illinois, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, including one special great-niece, Ashley DelMastro, RN, who took care of him at Renaissance Care Center during his final two months.

Dennis was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1953 to 1957 at the end of the Korean War, where he took the world tour aboard the USS Cowell Destroyer.

He was the founder of ED Double P Incorporated. He was the owner and operator of Earl and Earl D. Briney Trucking and farmed, earning the 2019 Master farmer of the Year in Schuyler County.

He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Havana Bowling Hall of Fame in Havana, Illinois. He loved to travel, especially to the gambling boats. He enjoyed wood working, even building his own home. He was a classic car enthusiast and went to many car shows.

Dennis was a member of the Hickory-Kerton Fire Dept., was founder and President of the Hickory-Kerton Water District, was the Multi Township Tax Assessor for Schuyler County, was a member of the Hickory Township Cemetery Board, the Astoria American Legion Post #25, and the Astoria Lions Club.

He enjoyed breakfast at either the Browning Senior Center or the State Street Grill in Astoria, almost every morning.

Services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois. Interment will be in the Bluff City Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25. Memorials in Dennis' memory may be made to the Great River Honor Flight in Quincy or the Hickory Township Cemetery Board. Friends may call on Sunday, December 20th, beginning at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with family visitation from 4-6 pm. Masks will be required and social distancing enforced.

Condolences


December 17th, 2020

so sorry for your loss Pat we thought a lot of your mom and dad
Bill and Connie Ogden

December 17th, 2020

So sorry for your family's loss.
Blessings.
Deb and Jim Park

December 17th, 2020

So sorry for the passing of your Dad Pat..we are never ready to give up one of our parents and I know you will miss him very much..he was a wonderful man! Hugs..Bob n Loretta Mummert

December 17th, 2020

So sorry Pat to hear of your dad's passing. He was a very nice man and he will be missed.

December 18th, 2020

Love you so much Patty Ann. My heart goes out to you! Uncle was a wonderful person! We will miss him. I was able to wave to him and say hello thru the window when I was home for Moms device. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Stan!❤️❤️❤️

December 18th, 2020

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Pat. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Melba Baker

December 18th, 2020

So sorry to hear about uncle Dennis! Prayers to you Pat! Love you!

December 18th, 2020

Just posted but forgot to leave my name. Love you Pat! Connie Caddell

December 18th, 2020

So saddened to hear of Denny’s death. He was such a good guy. He gave me(Mary) a hug the last time I saw him. Hugs & prayers. Mark & Mary S Clayton

December 18th, 2020

Pat and Stan, sorry to hear of Denny's passing. Always enjoyed our trips to Tampa. He will be missed

December 18th, 2020

Always enjoyed visiting with him at the Havana Car show. He was such a nice man. Prayers are with his family.

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Denny.My favorite cousin and a very good friend. Denny will be missed by so many friends. Truly yours, Jay Briney

December 18th, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
He was a great guy.
Carl Parrish

December 18th, 2020

I always enjoyed talking with Denny about our classic cars, our Navy service, and trucking.
Mike Hollenback

December 18th, 2020

Very sorry for your loss Pat he was a great man. I have lots of fond memories of you all from my childhood. Shannon Burget

December 18th, 2020

So Very Sorry for your loss. Sending my Thoughts and Prayers, for you & All of the Family's. Hugs to you Pat & Stanley. Sue Palmer

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Pat. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Dee Jones

December 18th, 2020

We're so sorry for the loss of Denny! He was a great man!

December 18th, 2020

So sorry to hear of Denny’s passing .... he was such a great guy!
May God’s arms hold you tight with his comfort , sending our Sympathy & prayers
Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

December 18th, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Earl was a very good man, got along with everyone that he met. Enjoyed having Earl on our bus trips to Tama. I know he enjoyed going too. He will be missed... Prayers. Wayne and Janet Rush

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Paul and Carol. Stambaugh

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Dennis. He was always nice and friendly to me. He will be missed as one from the Astoria class of 1951. Barbara Derry Hamm

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing Denny and Stan at breakfast. Wendell & Alice Clanin

December 18th, 2020

Pat sorry to hear about your dad.Always enjoyed the times I had to visit with him. He was a great guy. God Bless you, Dean and Maurice Ross

December 18th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Dennis was a great guy. Monte & Dottie Maxwell



December 18th, 2020

Stan and Pat so sorry for your loss if we ever should get to go on another bus trip will not be same without Earl. He was loved by all. I will treasure my yard sign even more that he and niece made me. What great memories you will have of a wonderful Husband, Father and friend to all. Patricia Engelbrecht Meredosia, Il

December 18th, 2020

Pat, sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Prayers. Roberta Oest

December 18th, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dennys passing, such a great man just like his dad. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Marsha Thomas

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss of your Dad, Pat. We all have great memories growing up together on the Illinois River bottom. Your Dad was so well-respected throughout the community. He will be missed by many! Jeff Burgard

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss Pat. We are really going to miss him. When we went on the bus it was so apparent how many people loved him. Our bus trips to Tama will never be the same. What a wonderful man he was! Hugs, prayers and love to you and Stan.
John and Judie Gorsuch

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We are very honored to have known Dennis. My parents (Joe and Mitzi Hill) send condolences as well, they enjoyed a lot of fun times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

December 18th, 2020

So sorry for your dad's passing. I know this year has been very different, especially on Wed nights. I had been around Dennie practically my whole life at some time or another. I remember days when Him and Earl would come to the farm to load hogs for the market. I would tease him and he would chase me all over the place til he would catch me. Of course that was 50 some years ago. Again. so sorry to see him leave. Tricky Rick. That's what he always called me.

December 18th, 2020

Mike and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of Denny, Pat and Stan! Our thoughts and prayers are with You Both!! He was always “Friendly and Smiling” whenever We saw him! 🙏🙏. Mike and Peg Davis

December 19th, 2020

Although many years have passed,I have always remembered you as a smiling happy go lucky kind of guy that liked to bowl for many years in Havana at my bowling center.I am sure you had a great life and will show the way to many that follow.
Linda Rawley Moss

December 19th, 2020

So sorry to hear of Denny’s passing . Always enjoyed visiting with him at John Deere in Havana . Ron Phillips

December 19th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

December 19th, 2020

Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a sweet person

December 19th, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers! Keith & Christy Lehman

December 19th, 2020

Pat, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. W

December 19th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. He was such a great man. Brad and Tina Batterton

December 19th, 2020

My deepest condolences.I so enjoyed visiting with Denny when he would stop by the plant. Lynne

December 19th, 2020

Pat, so sorry for your loss. Both your parents were so nice to our family. Will miss visiting with your Dad at the FS dinners. Prayers to your family.
Daryl and Susan Cheney

December 19th, 2020

So sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him when we came back to Illinois. He was a guy who would give you the shirt off his back if needed. Also thanks Denny for your military service, especially on a “tin can!” Bill Weime. Sierra Vista Az

December 19th, 2020

Sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Marsha and Gary Jones

December 19th, 2020

Dear Pat and Stan. So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I fondly think of your dad and grandpa Earl back in the mid 80s when they would come to the Kountry Kitchen frequently and talk "farm stuff" with the others and cut up and tease. Boy could they both give a friend a lot of slack but always had a smile on their faces. I still have the silver dollars your grandpa and your dad would give out every year for Christmas. Heaven gained a great angel on the day they got those Briney boys. God bless, Linda and Patty Danner

December 20th, 2020

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a special kind of guy who enjoyed life. Love and prayers for you and Stan. Gary and Rosemary

December 20th, 2020

Pat and Stan, again I'm so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. We all enjoyed our trips to Tama.He was a good man. Bertie Taylor

December 23rd, 2020

I’m so sorry for the loss of your father Pat. Your dad was the kindest man. He had a big heart. I wd of came to his services but I just found out. My heart goes out to you and Stan and family. God bless you.