Dennis “Red” McCormick

Retired stone mason and dedicated father and grandpa, Dennis “Red” McCormick’s legacy will live long after his death. Red passed away on January 20, 2021 at the age of 69 after two courageous battles with cancer.
Red was born and raised in Fredonia, Arizona where he, along with his parents and siblings, have been heavily involved in everything the community has to offer. Basketball, football, and baseball were his passions in high school, and he excelled in each sport. He would later manage a gas and service station on the corner of Pratt and Main Street, before finding his true calling in life and one of the oldest activities and professions in human history – stone masonry. Southern and central Utah, northern Arizona, southern Nevada, and even Montana are dotted with his masterful work. From churches and cabins, to airports and multi-million dollar mansions, to fireplaces for friends and family, he truly mastered his craft and left his personal touch on structures that will last for generations into the future.
When he wasn’t working or involved in one of his many hobbies, he was thinking about, talking about, or waiting to see his kids and grandkids. Anyone who knew him knew how much he loved his family, and that he wasn’t shy about announcing their achievements. He played an important role in the lives of many youth in Fredonia through years of coaching baseball and basketball teams in which his children and nephews were involved. He led a simple but meaningful life and became a true friends to many people he met along the way. As he faced his terminal cancer, ever stoic in his personality and outlook on life, he often said “so be it” as he faced difficult news and made courageous decisions.
Red is survived by his four children Brianne (Rusty) Ford, Shane (Kamber) McCormick, Denalie (Justin Anderson) McCormick, and Trent (Alyssa) McCormick; and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers George (Rhea) McCormick and Charlie (Maggie) McCormick.
Graveside services were held Saturday January 23, 2021 in the Fredonia Arizona Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

Fredonia Graveside


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  1. Tess Pratt January 25, 2021 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Stubborn but pure to his heart.

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