Dennis Duane Poukka

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Dennis Duane Poukka, 73, of Sanford, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born on August 16, 1948, son of the late Vernon and Judy Poukka. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and his wife of 46 years, Ruby McGehee Poukka. Dennis was a Veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving is his daughter, Amy Poukka of New Mexico; step-daughters, Kathy Lynn Johnson and Belinda Thomas of Sanford; step-son, James Edward Johnson of Charlotte; twelve grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials are made in memory of Dennis to CARA - Carolina Animal Rescue or to the Lee County Animal Shelter.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.