Dr. Denis Miles Montgomery, 81, longtime Poplar Bluff Chiropractor passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Poplar Bluff and entered into the gates of Heaven.
Dr. Montgomery was born October 17, 1940, to Burl Dean and Nellie Merrill (Pickett) Montgomery in McDonald, Kansas. In 1965 he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, a private Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College was established in 1897 by Daniel David Palmer and was the first school of Chiropractic. In 1966 he moved to Poplar Bluff and established his practice, which has thrived for 55 years. He was a member of the Jaycees and The Missouri Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Montgomery was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed quail and pheasant hunting. He loved training English Pointer bird dogs for quail hunting and enjoyed competing in field trials with the dogs that he trained. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf and photography. He also loved aviation and obtained his pilot's license and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and in later years he found great joy in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife Carolyn (Tobey) Montgomery of the home. They were married on August 24, 1963, and shared 58 years of marriage. Together they had four children: David Montgomery and his wife, Terrie of Poplar Bluff, Kimberly Barrentine and her husband, William of Nixa, Missouri, Michael Montgomery and his wife, Shania of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Brian Montgomery and his wife, Mona of New Haven, Missouri; 8 grandchildren: Justin Montgomery, Stephanie (Ryan) Pennington, Elizabeth (Nathan) Montgomery, Zachary, Cory, and Kayla Barrentine, Macy and Sydney Montgomery; two great-grandchildren: Miller and Jude Pennington, and siblings, Connie (Russell) Bretz and Monty (Mark) Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Nellie Montgomery and brothers, Danny, Lindon, and James Montgomery.
Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church at 817 Arthur Street in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will follow at 1 pm at the church with Rev. Rick White officiating. Serving as pallbearers are David Montgomery, Michael Montgomery, Brian Montgomery, William Barrentine, Zachary Barrentine and Cory Barrentine, and Justin Montgomery and Ryan Pennington serving as honorary pallbearers. Burial will take place at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to serve the family of Dr. Denis Miles Montgomery.
Memorials can be made to South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church.
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817 Arthur St., Poplar Bluff MO 63901