Dennis Wayne Solsbee died on June 13, 2021 at the age of 81.
Wayne was born to the late Fred and Lucille Solsbee of Englewood, TN March 13, 1940. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Dotty) Case Solsbee; two sons Daniel of Englewood and Joseph and daughter-in-law Amy of Etowah; grandchildren Lennon, Avett and Moira; and a brother and sister-in-law John and Linda Solsbee of Etowah. He was proceeded in death by his sister Carolyn Truelove.
Wayne graduated from Etowah High School in 1957 and married Dotty in 1965. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was a veteran of the US Army and spent his life as a conductor for L&N Railroad. He was an active and dedicated member of Mars Hill United Methodist Church. In his free time, Wayne loved to farm and play the lottery. He enjoyed caring for the animals and sharing his crops with family and friends. With Wayne’s passing the sales of scratch off tickets will decline, and scholarships will not be available for children in Tennessee. He would love it if you would support the Etowah convenience stores by purchasing scratch off tickets.
Family and friends will gather at 2:00 PM Saturday June 19th at Mars Hill Cemetery to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Wayne to Mars Hill Methodist Church Youth Fund, 267 County Road 508, Englewood, TN 37329. Remember if your scratch off wins to send a portion of the proceeds to the Youth Fund.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Wayne and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.