Robert Rob Lee Dennis Jr.

July 15, 1970January 1, 2013

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 .

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Claire Armstrong

December 17, 2013

Dear,Dear Nephew. We will come together this Holiday Season to visit with Your Family. For this will be a difficult time for them. We want to give them all the love and support we can to help them through it all. We all miss you Robert and we hold you close in our hearts. It is with sadness that we move on and happiness, knowing someday we'll all meet again. Love, Aunty Claire (buddy)

Blake and Jolie Dodson

December 16, 2013

My wife and I think of you often MSgt. Gigadi Gigadi

Kim Dennis

September 8, 2013

Rob, was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. I spent the majority of my life with him and would not change it for anything. He was my best friend, soul mate and husband for over 22 years. He was a proud Marine and was highly respected by many. He always thought of others first. We have two wonderful children together and I know he loved them so very much. I know they miss him very much and loved him dearly. It is still very hard to believe he is gone, and I think of him and miss him every second of every day. I will love him with all my heart forever!

Claire Armstrong

March 8, 2013

The ceremony your parents Bobby and Dolly has in your honor was your celebration of many attended and many spoke with love of you. I told them the duck story, you know the one,you and cousin chett were 9/10 yrs.old.You went fishing with me. I know you remember, because up until the last time I saw You, all I said was Duck and you cracked up laughing. I Love and miss You .You are in God's care now watch out for those jokes. Love You, Booby Ju. Your Aunty Claire (Buddy)

Timothy Curry

February 21, 2013

Thank you master sergeant Dennis for helping shape me as a marine and more importantly as a man. You will be greatly missed, semper fi.

Timothy curry

February 21, 2013

Thank you master sergeant Dennis for everything you did in helping shape me as a man and a marine. I will never forget what you've done for me and either will any of your other marines. You will be missed greatly. Semper fi.

Bety Parker

February 8, 2013

I love you an going to miss you with all my heart RIP Robert,Love Aunt Betty SO proud of you

Juan Rubio

January 30, 2013

Brother Dennis, You were an awesome Marine and even better friend. I know you will be missed. If there was anything i needed you were there. I never really thank you. Thank you brother. May God be with you and your family.

Juan (Doc) Rubio

Matt Haskins

January 15, 2013

MSGT Dennis,

You were a great guy. You really helped the younger marines get through a deployment. You brought humor and smiles to us all. You will be missed. Semper Fi

Adam Gilbeau

January 12, 2013

Rest in peace MSGT. You were a great man, Marine, friend, and father who left this world way too soon and you will be missed. My deepest condolences to the your friends and loved ones. Semper Fi