Dennis Ray Hartman

July 5, 1952 - May 16, 2015
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Dennis Ray Hartman, 62, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. He was born July 5, 1952, in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School. Prior to his retirement, Dennis was a longtime employee of the State of Texas Highway Department as a deck hand on the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry. Dennis loved fishing with his son and grandchildren, to whom he was “Paw Paw.” He loved country music and country dancing. He would always say that he wanted to “ride the bull,” which kept everyone laughing and smiling. Dennis never met a stranger and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Herrera; grandson, Luis Morales, III; and granddaughter, Angel Ray Hartman.

Dennis is survived by his son, Dennis Hartman and Danielle Rafferty; daughter, Wendy Hartman; brothers, Allen Ray Herrera and Ricky Hartman; grandchildren: Dylan Hartman, Brooklyn Hartman, Michelle Martinez, Myalee Martinez, Brayden Hartman, and Raelyn Hartman; the mother of his children, Barbara Hartman; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Dennis’ family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 21st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 22nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oleander Cemetery in Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Michael Chapa, Bryan Calderon, John “JuJu” Sivy, Jason Ruter, Michael Malmstrom, Sr., and Michael Malmstrom, Jr.

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Born: July 5, 1952
Died: May 16, 2015

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Greg Szanyi posted on 11/30/-1

Dennis and I were great friends during our teen years we had lots of fun together with his brothers Allen and Ricky. I'm sorry that I was unable to attend his services, but I am thinking of him and his family with sadness. RIP my old friend. Sincerely, Greg Szanyi 409-795-4184


Wanda Stephens posted on 11/30/-1

I'm so sorry for your loss. I've know Dennis a long time. He was always so jovial and easy-going. He will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences in your time of sorrow. Love, Aunt Wanda