Salem, N.H. — MSgt. Robert Lee Dennis, Jr., age 42, of Salem, N.H. passed away at his home in Jacksonville, N.C., on January 1, 2013. Robert, was born in Lawrence, on July 15,1970 to his parents, Dolores (Houle) and Robert Dennis.
He graduated from Salem High School in 1988 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps on November 22, 1988. He graduated recruit training in Paris Island, S.C. in February of 1989. After returning from Okinawa, he reported to Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1990, where he met his wife, Kimberley (Pues) Dennis, who he was married to for the last 21 years. They had two children, Brittney, 20, and Brandon, 17. During his time in service, he served three tours in Iraq and reached the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired after 23 years of honorable, faithful service on June 30, 2012. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, fire fighting, and did beautiful carpentry work. He was known for his great sense of humor and could make everyone laugh. He was a very loving husband, father, son, brother, and a very special friend to many, and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include, his wife, Kimberley (Pues) Dennis; son, Brandon Dennis; and daughter, Brittney Dennis; parents, Robert and Dolores (Houle)Dennis; brother, Kevin Dennis; mother and father in-law, James and Bonnie (Carpenter) Pues; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Natalie Dennis and Irene Stanley and Roland Houle.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will be held, Friday, January 25 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. A celebration service will be held at 7:30 p.m. to allow friends and family to share stories and memories and to remember Rob’s funny and caring spirit. Since Rob’s funeral services were previously held in North Carolina, this time is strictly to celebrate the fun loving man Rob was. The family will not be accepting flowers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Program, check payable to MCCS, Attn: Operations Officer, 1401 West Road, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547-2539. It is very important that you write in the memo line: wwbn-e, war program. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com