Robert Lee Dennis Jr., age 42, of Salem, New Hampshire, passed away at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on January 1, 2013.
Robert, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on July 15,1970 to his parents, Robert and Dolores (Houle) Dennis. He graduated from Salem High School in 1988 and entered the United States Marine Corps on November 22, 1988. He graduated recruit training in Paris Island, South Carolina in February of 1989. After returning from Okinawa, he reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 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 3 tours in Iraq and reached the rank of Master Sergeant. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of 3rd award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with "Valor" device and two gold stars in lieu of 3rd award, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation - Navy, Humanitarian Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with 1 silver star and 1 bronze star in lieu of seventh award, National Defense Service Medal with 1 bronze star in lieu of second award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense service Medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon with four stars, Iraq Campaign Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal. 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 always good 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. His son, Brandon Dennis and daughter BrittneyDennis. His parents Robert and Dolores (Houle)Dennis. His brother, Kevin Dennis. Many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. His mother and father in-law, James and Bonnie (Carpenter)Pues. His sister -in-laws, Janilee Pues, Mary Young, Laura Pues, Tanya Hauser, Judy Welch, and Jeanne Conlon. His brother-in-laws, Tom Pues, Joseph Pues and Richard Pues.
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Edward and Natalie Dennis and Irene Stanley and Roland Houle.
A Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Mainside Protestant Base Chapel at 12:30 p.m. with Chaplain Rob Fasnacht officiating. Burial will follow at the Coastal Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery with Military Honors.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors (Camp Lejeune).
Condolences may be made at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.