Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Katherine (Pyles) Munoz. In 1965, he graduated from Great Bend High School.
Dennis was a decorated United States Army combat veteran. He served his tour in Vietnam in 1969, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism. He worked at various professions throughout his civilian life, but will always be best described as, simply, a roughneck. He loved the oil patch. Dennis loved traveling, camping in his RV and riding motorcycles. He loved his guns. He loved his family and his friends, but most of all his first love, Pam.
Survivors include two sons, Zach and his wife Jennifer Munoz, of Dallas, Texas and Joshua Munoz of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jaidyn, Tierran, Cole, and Jaxon Munoz; one brother, Carl and his wife Kay Munoz. of Hoisington; his nephew, Bryan Munoz of Russell; and niece, Carla Bard of Clackamas, Ore. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.
It was Dennis’s wish that he be cremated following his death. Memorial services are being planned for a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at http://www.charterfunerals.com/obituary/chgb.
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Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, July 13, 2014