Dennis Ray Hightower, age 76, was born September 28th 1940 in Hunt County to Harry Lovelace and Mary Emma Hightower.
He grew up living and loving the simple country life of hunting, fishing and farming. Dennis played a major role in whitetail deer being brought into the area in the late 70's. Later becoming a Texas Deputy Game Warden along with his cousin Bud Dennis to protect and preserve the wildlife for future generations.
He worked as a bootmaker, years in the Aluminum industry, commercial farming, concession stands owner, arcade owner, vending route, cafe owner but his greatest passion was his cattle. He loved to work and be busy. His body did not contain a lazy bone. His entertainment came from hunting and fishing with family and friends.
A part of his heart laid in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Dennis was a strong man and a natural leader. A take the bull by the horns kind of man. He loved his family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Hightower of Quinlan and W.A. Hightower of Cumby; and his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth Hightower of Terrell.
He is survived by his two sons, Dennis Wayne Hightower of Terrell and James Ray Hightower of Terrell; three granddaughters, Meagan Elizabeth Hightower of Yantis, Brittany Lynn Wilemon of Terrell and Jamie Leigh Hightower of Austin; one grandson, Devon Brylle Hightower of the Phillipines; and a loved stepson, Frank Looper from Terrell; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephew, brother in-laws and sister in-law of the Mclemee family, as well as cousins of the Dennis family.
Visitation is 6pm-8pm, Friday, June 23, 2017 at Goggans Funeral Home.
Funeral Service is 11am, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel, 1911 N. Frances St., Terrell, TX 75160.