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Dennis Carrier

June 12, 1942 — December 15, 2023

Dennis Carrier

Carrier, Dennis Lee 81, passed away Friday Dec. 15, 2023, in Wichita, KS. He entered

this life in Gypsum, KS. as the youngest of 2 sons to George and Lela Carrier.


Dennis’s formative years were spent growing up on a small farm near Gypsum,

Kansas where he learned many skills of resourcefulness, hard work, dedication, and

thankfulness. He graduated from nearby Chapman High School in 1961 where he was

active in football and baseball, choir and band. A highlight of his high school years

was being part of a quintet called the Hi-Five.


Dennis was blessed with the ability to be quick witted and possessed a winsome

smile that was engaging and friendly. These characteristics particularly came into

play while attending a local Wichita dance establishment, “Deermores”. Dennis’s eye

caught the attention of a beautiful girl in attendance but did not have the guts to ask

her to dance. Over a few months he worked his way up to the table where this girl

was sitting and started the conversation. Quickly, a song began and the young girl

not wanting to dance with a toe stepping gentleman, selected Dennis as her partner

and a romance was born.


Three months later, that dance led to matrimony, to his beloved dance partner,

Freda Marie Carrier. They married on April 8, 1962, and four years later were blessed

with daughter Wendy Dawn. Again in 1969 were blessed with another daughter Misty

Marie. Sixty-one years of dancing and laughter would be part of his wonderful legacy

of life.


Sales became a natural talent for Dennis that led to a life of sales. Most of the time

spent selling automobiles for Datsun, Davis Moore and Scholfield’s. In his later years,

he found employment with Maize School District driving a school bus. He gave

himself the name, “Curby”. Curby kept the children laughing while safely

transporting them to and from school.


In 1979 while seeking for answers and caring for their beautiful daughter Misty,

stricken with Leukemia. Dennis, Freda and the girls attended a healing service at

Oral Roberts University. After a long weekend of preaching and activities, and a road

trip back home. Dennis turned on the radio for music to sooth his troubled soul, only

to find preaching on every station. Compelled to pull over, he surrendered his life to

Christ changing his life forevermore. Westlink Christian Church and Country Acres

Baptist Church became places of spiritual growth. Highlighted by Freda and the girls

joining him in baptism. Other activities included choir membership, led bible studies,

Sunday school teachers, youth mission leaders, and drove the bus for weekly Awana



Dennis’ life was centered on Christ and devotion to his family. Experiencing Misty’s

death only led to a more abiding life in Christ. This choice in his earthly life led to

experiencing everlasting life in Christ Jesus. What an amazing joy to hear his

daughter Misty say, “Welcome home Daddy I’ve been waiting for you!”


Dennis is preceded in death by his daughter Misty Marie, granddaughter Angel Marie

mother and father, Lela and George Carrier. Survived by his wife Freda; daughter

Wendy and husband Dan Atkeson, and grandchildren Misty and Jared Randolph, Zach

and Erica Atkeson, Zach Axton, Holly and Quincy Poore, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Victoria

Atkeson, Great grandchildren, William, Josiah, Everlee, James, Addaline and Thatcher.

Also survived by his brother, Don Carrier, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and

numerous nieces and nephews.


Dennis’s family wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and send our Love.

John 14: 1-7.

A Celebration of Dennis' Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Country Acres Baptist Church in Wichita, KS.

Memorials may be made to:


Fed Ex Family House

918 Poplar Ave.

Memphis, TN 38104

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Samaritan’s Purse

801 Bamboo Rd.

Boone, NC 28607

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Country Acres Baptist Church

8810 W 10th St N, Wichita, KS 67212

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