Retired CWO3 (USMC) Dennis Jay Buss, 66, of Beaufort, SC died on July 3, 2020 in Charleston, SC with family by his side. His death followed a period of declining health.\nOriginally from Sterling, OH, Dennis was born on February 13, 1954 to Walter and Lillie Buss. He graduated from Norwayne High School in 1972 before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps where he served for 22 years. He retired in 1994 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort as a Chief Warrant Officer-3. Following his military service, Dennis enjoyed a second career with The Home Depot for 20 years.\nSecond only to his family was Dennis's love of the outdoors. An avid sportsman, Dennis could often be found hunting Whitetail in the South Carolina Lowcountry or fishing the Broad River from his boat.\nDennis is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynda (Paciocco) Buss; his sons John (Lauren) Buss and Eric Buss; grandchildren Josephine and Jack; sisters Fran (David) Gengo and Charlene (John) Stanford; brother Duane Buss; and several nieces and nephews.\nHe was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Lillie; infant sister Bonnie; and brother David.\nThe family will receive visitors at Anderson Funeral Home in Beaufort, SC from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 22, 2020. A private memorial service will follow at the National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the National Kidney Foundation.