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January 17, 1943 — October 19, 2023


Jerry "Dennis" Lord passed away in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 19, 2023.  He was born January 17, 1943 to Mack and Lois Lord.  He grew up in Commence, Ga. and graduated from Brewton Parker Jr. College and the University of Georgia, to receive his masters and PHD in Geography.

Dennis enjoyed playing golf. He was a remarkable individual who lived a life of integrity, kindness, and devotion.  He was a pillar of strength for loved ones and a source of inspiration for all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Professionally, Dennis was a dedicated Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, retiring in 2005 after 35 years of teaching.  Dennis' commitment to excellence and his ability to mentor and inspire others left an undeniable mark on the lives of those with which he worked with, and the students he mentored through the years.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Elaine S. Lord and their children, Brian and John Lord of Charlotte, NC; his siblings, Bennie Lord, Emily Lord and Kenneth Lord of Commence,GA; Four grandchildren and Three step grandchildren of Charlotte, NC; One great grandson; along with several nieces and nephews in GA and TX.

In lieu of flowers please consider making contributions to the following:

Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church 

1600 W. Mallard Creek Rd. 

Charlotte, NC 28262


Levine & Dickson hospice house  

At Southminister 

8919 Park Rd. Suite 1000.

Charlotte, NC 28210

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