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.