September 25, 2021
Denis Albert Marrotte, 73, of Smithville, Tennessee, passed away on September 11, 2021, surrounded by angels and the presence of our Lord.
He was born to his parents Marcel (Mike) Marrotte and Rita Talbot on September 23, 1947 in Keene, New Hampshire. Denis graduated from Monadnock Regional High School and became a carpenter after trying his hand at culinary school. He was also an ordained minister and touched hundreds of people by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with so many who crossed his path, he has faithfully attended New Life United Pentecostal Church in Smithville over the past few years. years. Denis wrote two books: Vote Right and Live and Salvation Revelation: The Rock-Solid Salvation and the Alien Within.
Denis was jovial and rarely confessed to having a bad day. “No problems, only challenges and that too will pass,” he said. He loved God, family and friends, gun shooting, fishing, bird watching, hunting, horses, mountains, cheesy daddy jokes, Bible studies, and ice cream. It was simple. While he didn’t have much for material possessions, he gave generously to anyone who needed it. He’s been honored by his kids as the # 1 daddy and best daddy years in a row with key chains, mugs, and t-shirts. Denis will be fondly remembered for encouraging his children and grandchildren to seek the Lord, read their Bibles and pray for anything and everything. He was zealous for the Lord, always encouraging and unconditionally loved his family and friends.
Denis is survived by his son Matthew Marrotte, his daughters Heather Henn, Sarah Lock, Elizabeth Marrotte, a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the mother of his children Susan and countless close and dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents Marcel Marrotte & Rita Talbot and his granddaughters Brittany Johnson & London Henn.
The Services of Life Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the New Life United Pentecostal Church Connection Center (738 South Congress Blvd. Smithville, TN) with Pastor Dwayne Cornelius as officiant. Visits with family will take place on Sunday 2:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m. The service will be broadcast live on the New Life Smithville Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, please support someone in need or donate to one or both of its regular recipients: The College of the Ozarks and Dugit.org.
The DeKalb funeral chapel is in charge of the services.