Dennis James Rattler Sr., 57, of Cherokee passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. He was born May 19, 1959 in Swain County to the late Mac Rattler and Cornelia Lossiah Rattler.
Dennis was a great friend to many. He loved to fish and watch sports on television. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Cherokee.
Dennis is survived by the mother of his children, Sandra Foster; three children, Dennis James Rattler Jr. of Beckley, West Virginia, Sandra Denise Rattler of Winston Salem, and Brandy Michelle Savage of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Desiree Rattler, Dillon Rattler, Ariel Rattler, Kaitlyn Rattler, Shawn Warner, Ciara Warner, Stuart Savage, Joseph Savage, and Wade Savage; and special friends, Debi Ramirez, Mable Frizzell, and Albert Sluder.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by three sisters, Woody Rattler, Tater Rattler, and Esther Roach.
No services are planned.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Rattler family.