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Born: June 4, 1944

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana

Death: January 5, 2012

Place of Death: DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Survived By

his loving wife, Sharon Rootes; two sons, Dennis Jr. and Heath Rootes both of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Vicki Henderson and husband Mike, Heather Rootes and partner Jesse Welch, Jr. all of DeFuniak; two brothers, George and wife Rosemary Rootes of California and Clay Fontenot of Crestview, Florida; five grandchildren, Ashley Butts, Camren Sheets, Sierra Henderson, Jesse Welch, III, and Kaitlyn Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in Death By

his father, George F. Rootes; mother, Pearl Ledet Fontenot; sister, Barbara Best; niece, Terrine Hayes; and nephew, Michael Peltier

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Dennis Craig Rootes

June 4, 1944 - January 5, 2012

Dennis Craig Rootes, age 67, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 4, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dennis was a manager for both the old IGA on Highway 90 and Food World, before completing his working career at Miles Coin Laundry in DeFuniak Springs. In his spare time he enjoyed playing pool, poker, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman, mostly salt water.

Dennis is preceded in death by his father, George F. Rootes; mother, Pearl Ledet Fontenot; sister, Barbara Best; niece, Terrine Hayes; and nephew, Michael Peltier.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Rootes; two sons, Dennis Jr. and Heath Rootes both of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Vicki Henderson and husband Mike, Heather Rootes and partner Jesse Welch, Jr. all of DeFuniak; two brothers, George and wife Rosemary Rootes of California and Clay Fontenot of Crestview, Florida; five grandchildren, Ashley Butts, Camren Sheets, Sierra Henderson, Jesse Welch, III, and Kaitlyn Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, beginning at 7 p.m. with Brother Joel Davis officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Visitation

Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m.


Davis-Watkins Funeral Home & Crematory

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Celebration of Life

Saturday January 7, 2012, 7:00 p.m.


Davis-Watkins Funeral Home & Crematory

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Brother Joel Davis will be officiating the service

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