Dr. Dennis Blake Pulliam, 73 of Hoxie passed away December 11, 2023, in the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born July 30, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, to the late Chester and Liberty Forehand Pulliam. He graduated Valedictorian of Walnut Ridge High School Class of 1968; he was top of his class and earned Dental honors when obtaining his D.D.S. in 1974. Dr. Pulliam owned and operated Dennis B. Pulliam Family Dentistry for forty-two years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Walnut Ridge, where he was very active in the music program and was an elected lay leader. He was active in his community, member of the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis. He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar, and tying his own flies to fish for trout. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Pulliam in 2021. 

Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Kristi) Pulliam of Jonesboro, and Rev. Steven (Allison) Pulliam of Fayetteville; a daughter, Lee Ann Pulliam of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Ash (Kortney), Eleanor (Will), Caroline (Isaac), Evelyn, Clarissa, Andrew, Joshua, and Brooke (Joe) ; one great grandson, Murphy; one sister, Karen (Dave) Fowler of Walnut Ridge; a niece, Kerri (Houston) Hart of Bono; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be December 14, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Jeremy Hooper officiating. Pallbearers will be Ash, Joshua, Andrew Pulliam, Joe Donegan, Will Allen, and Isaac Haynie. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Stevens, Butch Minor, Ken Guthrie, Terry Tharp, Dave Fowler, John Bland, Houston Hart, and Dr. Dave Register. Interment will follow in the Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to ARMOM c/o Arkansas State Dental Association 748 HWY 107 Sherwood, AR 72120