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Major Dennis A. Necker, USAF (Ret.)

Major Dennis A. Necker, USAF (Ret.)
  • April 25, 1945 - August 31, 2021
  • Daniel Island, South Carolina

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Memory thoughts “This photo was a great moment from 2003. That was a great moment and that is how I remember Dennis. AND Our last great moment was in Las Vegas at the...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Ralf Siebert - Germany

“I just learned today about the loss of your loving husband, father, grandfather. My sincere condolences to your family. When I was a child my...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Geist - Alburtis, PA

“Das erste Mal, an dass ich mich wirklich erinnern kann Stella und Dennis kennengelernt zu haben war 2019. Während ich mein Patenonkel und meine...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Fabian Siebert

Year 1952, Orefield: Back Row: David Necker, Dennis Necker, Dennis Kulp, Timothy Warke. Front Row: “Dennis was my first childhood friend and next-door neighbor in Orefield, PA. His mother Frances was our Cub Scout Den Mother, and his father Edward...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy Warke - New York City, NY

Butterfly on Zinnia by Mary Ann Powell Kirby “Our Sincere Sympathy to Stella and all the Family ! We were their Neighbors at Silver Lake ! We loved Frances too ! Prayers Going up for all the...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ann Powell Kirby - SC

“We always enjoyed meeting Dennis very much. His humor and helpfulness was wonderful.Our heartfelt condolences to his family.A big hug from MunichAlex...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Alexander Schweers - München

“We feel so fortunate to have known Dennis. So many fun times, holidays and happy memories. We will miss him.We send all our love to the family from...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: kathy wilson - Friend

“To those who loved Major Dennis A Necker, my sincerest condolences on the senseless lost of an American hero. Please accept my heartfelt appreciation...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kelley Shippey Gilbert - SC

“I am so sorry about Dennis' untimely passing. It is so hard to lose your spouse. May he Rest in Peace.Kindly,Dianne Granger Jackson ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Dianne Granger Jackson - Wellford, SC

“I am so sorry about Dennis' untimely passing. It is so hard to lose your spouse and father. May he Rest in Peace.Kindly,Dianne Granger Jackson ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dianne Granger Jackson - Wellford, SC

“Dear Stella, Both Terry and I are deeply saddened to learn of Dennis´s. Very untimely death and want to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Helen and Terry Jenkins - Friend

“To know Dennis, I have had many privileges. I was privileged to be able to tend to his garden once, which I thoroughly enjoyed and I know he found...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Griffith - Johannesburg

“We were so fortunate to gain a friend through Charlotte and Frank Tueckmantel. We enjoyed his company immensely. We are sending the family all our...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Michele & Bernie Lepore - SC

Around the campfire at Londolozi “We are so profoundly sad about the passing of dear Dennis, he truly was an amazing person and we were blessed to have known him. We were lucky to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Marianna Gdanis - Johannesburg

Enjoying our drink at Richards “To know Dennis, I have had many privileges. I was privileged to be able to tend to his garden once, which I thoroughly enjoyed and I know he found...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Griffith - Johannesburg

“Dennis was a great friend and will be greatly missed. Please get vaccinated in Dennis’ honor if you haven’t yet ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Frank Peters - Friend

“A great friend and my only fellow liberal at Charleston National. He will be missed ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Fred Moscowitch - Friend


Major Dennis A. Necker, USAF (Ret.), 76, of Daniel Island, South Carolina, passed away Tuesday, August 31, after a brief and valiant battle with COVID-19. Due to underlying health conditions, despite being vaccinated and taking every possible precaution since the beginning of the pandemic, masks, avoiding gatherings and not going into restaurants, etc, he was infected with the disease most probably from someone unvaccinated. Another's carelessness cost him his life and left his family without their beloved husband and father. The family urges everyone who is not vaccinated to acknowledge they are endangering the lives of others and asks them in the strongest possible terms to get vaccinated and help us end this pandemic so others will not experience such a preventable and unnecessary loss.

Dennis was born on April 25, 1945 in Allentown, PA. He joined the US Air Force after graduating from NC State and proudly served for 20 years, retiring at the distinguished rank of Major. Not one to sit idly, he was a lifelong keen golfer and after moving to Daniel Island, SC, enjoyed the play and comradery with his Charleston National friends.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Stella Necker; children, Chale' Inman (Jeremy), Charlotte Tueckmantel (Frank), Dana Brigham (Matthew), and Stephen Harvey (Beatrice Fu); sister-in-law, Pauline Necker; his nieces, Debbi Thompson and Devon Pace; four grandchildren and six great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Necker; mother, Frances Necker; brother, David Necker; and nephew, Douglas Necker. He was an adoring husband, father, father-in-law and uncle, and a fiercely loyal friend. His presence was a constant joy, his generosity knew no bounds. His death leaves a profound emptiness.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Charleston National Golf Club, Tuesday October 12th, at 4:30 PM. Inurnment will be held with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

The family wishes to thank his care team at MUSC Ashley River Tower ICU and all healthcare workers for their tireless efforts to provide care and service during this pandemic and always.

People wishing to honor Dennis's life and commitment to this country can please get vaccinated against COVID-19. Memorials may be made in his name to Trident Literacy Association by visiting www.tridentlit.org