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DENNIS J. WIECK, M.D.
PARIS, Tenn. - Dennis J. Wieck, M.D., died peacefully at home on March 8, 2019. Born July 8, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Mary Ann (Quinlan) Wieck and the late Thomas S. Wieck. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Leigh Ann Jones Wieck, two children, Kimberly Denise Leach (Jacob) and Elizabeth Leigh Wieck; three grandchildren Karsin Leach, Reagan Leach and Mesa Leach; and brothers, Lawrence T. Wieck (Mary) and Gerald V. Wieck (Patricia).
Dennis graduated with an aerospace administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where later his interest in emergency medicine developed. Upon becoming a paramedic Dennis worked for the ambulance service and in the hospital emergency room in Murfreesboro. This exposure to medicine and patient care motivated Dennis to return to school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis where he received his medical degree. After completing his residency training at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia, Dennis returned to Tennessee to begin his medical career as an OB/GYN. practicing in Tullahoma, Dyersburg, and Shelbyville. Nearly ten years ago, Dennis settled in Paris at the Paris Women’s Center, Henry County Medical Center where he enjoyed the lasting relationships that he developed with his patients, and other medical professionals.
Dennis maintained his interest in electronics and became a licensed ham radio operator in the 1970s. With his radio and communication experience he worked with the Henry County Emergency Management Agency and was involved in Emergency Communications and Disaster preparedness for the Paris community and West Tennessee. As a licensed pilot Dennis stayed active in the aviation and was a member of the EAA – Experimental Aircraft Association. His love of barbeque led him to many competitions and ultimately becoming a certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judge. Dennis was a member of the NRA and active in the community of Paris as a supporter of the Paris Henry County Arts Council and Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Visitation is Monday, March 11, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, Tennessee. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris, Tennessee. Entombment to follow the Funeral Mass at Rose Lawn Mausoleum 1695 Highway 69, Paris Tennessee.
Pallbearers are Otis Watson, Ron Watkins, Jerry Wieck, Josh Walsh, Bobby McDaniel and Stephen Wieck. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Wieck, Jacob Leach, Karsin Leach, Curtis Johnson, Jimmy Floyd, Mike Mann, Buddy Chelstorp and Jimmy Lee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easton’s Angels, P.O. Box 1371, Paris, Tennessee 38242, or Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris, Tennessee, 38242.