Gerald “Tiger” Dennis passed on March 18, 2021 in Houston, Texas. He lived a long life proving unimaginable strength and endurance. He was one of a kind, popular almost everywhere and with almost everyone.
Tiger shared his passions for adventure, the open expanse of a vast wilderness, travel, cattle breeding, ranching and above all else the pleasure and very fine art of storytelling. Tiger never met a story that he could not improve upon. Tiger also never met a situation he could not dare, weave or circumvent. He taught us how to be fluid, adventurous and fearless. Tiger was passionate about nearly anything to do with being outdoors whether it be farming, ranching, hunting, piddling under the barn, palling around with his children or on the relentless hunt for a large, green piece of land.
In his younger years he obtained his pilot’s license and loved to take friends up in the air. ere are so many great stories, one of which includes a jaunt known to include a midnight, impromptu and very narrow marsh landing.
Tiger had an innate talent for working with the elements of fire and earth. He also had a uniquely mischievous quality about him. This gift was regularly shared with his siblings, children and grandchildren.
He lived his life his way and was unapologetic about what he believed in and valued. He always had one hell of a handshake and was ‘working cows’ very late in life when others would have retired to a couch. He was quick to help out with anything and everything. That has and always will inspire us.
He has shown his own unique form of light in many places, on multitudes of people and across a number of industries.
He had unbreakable bonds with Alexis and Abel. He instilled in Alexis an unerring confidence and an unquenchable thirst for great unknowns and great mysteries of life. He taught Abel about the challenges and rewards of trusting your instincts and taking a chance. In Abel, he infused the qualities of endurance, commitment and dependability. He is loved fiercely and fondly remembered.
Tiger joins his parents Truman Dennis and Lurline Foster Dennis in peace. He is survived by brothers, David and Keith Dennis, sisters Gwen Cruz, Linda Hare and Ingrid Moore and his loving children: Alexis Dennis Comeaux and husband Wade, and Abel Dennis and wife Courtney, and his grandchildren: Tye and Bryka Dennis.
Alexis and Abel will be honoring Tiger’s wishes to forego a traditional memorial service. As he excelled in telling only the best stories and being game for adventure, in true ‘Tiger fashion’, his children and grandchildren will memorialize him in an intimate ceremony spreading his ashes from somewhere atop the majestic backdrop of the Continental Divide. He was fully alive during prior trips to Montana with Alexis and Abel. e family is eager to honor his memory and in the spirit of his truest wishes.
Tiger fought the goodfight, finished the race and remained faithful.
If feeling inclined, the family requests any memorial donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center: www.gifts.mdanderson.org