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Wife’s tribute to “incredible dad” killed in A51 crash near Lichfield

The wife of a man who died in a car crash near Lichfield has described him as “an incredible dad”.

Andrew Dennis died in the incident on the A51 on Friday (January 20).

Andrew Dennis

Andrew Dennis

His wife Hannah said: “I have had the privilege of sharing the past 21 years with him, 16 as his wife. I had hoped for many more, but for now, I am focusing on the memories of the times we did have together.

“He was an incredible dad to our three amazing children, Joel, Malachi and Lydia. He has given them a great start in life – full of love, care, understanding, teaching, faith and opportunities. They will miss him hugely but know that he loved them more than words could say.

“He was a caring son, grandson and brother who will be hugely missed.”

Hannah added that a thanksgiving service would take place for Andrew, who had taught at Gentleshaw Primary School.

“He was a kind, thoughtful man who had made a huge impact on the lives of many children, firstly on the Isle of Wight and then for the past 15 years in various schools in Tamworth before moving to Gentleshaw Primary a year ago,” she said.

“He has been an active member of our church working alongside the children and youth, throwing himself into weekends away and weekly activities. He has been a good friend to many, often sharing his passion for mountain biking.

“Thank you to everyone who has already sent best wishes, condolences, thoughts, prayers, and offers of practical help. I cannot believe how generous you all are.

“It is too early to have made any arrangements, but I will let you know regarding a thanksgiving service for his life when I know more.”

Witnesses to the crash are asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 99 of January 20.

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