Dennis Gene Cline, 68, passed away on Friday, November 5, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Wellsville, NY on October 10, 1953, moving to Kinston in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Eleanore Cline, and his brother Wayne, Dennis is survived by his wife, the former Verna Bennett, a son, Steven, and two grandchildren, Grace and Zane.
Dennis worked at various factories over the years, and was courier for NAPA and O’Reilly’s in later years. He loved Jesus, his wife, and his church family. He was active in Calvary Baptist Church of Lenoir County, serving as usher, greeter, Sunday School teacher, choir director, and was always willing to serve in whatever capacity needed. He was an accomplished self-taught artist, enjoyed anything automotive, and taking care of his beloved dog Lucy.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be observed at at 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 9, with a time of visitation following at the Calvary Baptist Church of Lenoir County, 3432 Dobbs Farm Road, Kinston, NC.
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