A fine sportsman, Dennis Guy was a pupil at Shebbear from 1936-39 and was awarded his colours for both rugby and cricket. In his last term he was runner-up for the Victor Ludorum sports trophy. There are some who say he was the best fast bowler the 1st X1 ever had. He also had a fine bass voice, was a leading member of the choir and was much in demand for solo performances in choral works at Christmas and Easter.

He served in the army during the Second World War before returning to manage a successful family bakery business in Exbourne.

He kept up his sporting and other interests long after leaving Shebbear, playing cricket and football for Okehampton and Exbourne.

A widower, he is survived by a son Jonathan and a daughter Rosemary. He died in hospital at Honiton on November 9, 2006, aged 85.