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Dennis Roark

Dennis Joel Roark, an unapologetically unfiltered and sarcastic man, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 3. 2023, at his home. He was 65 years old and lived near Carey.
Dennis was born in Findlay on March 18, 1957, to the late Hager Don Roark and Melba Jewel Blair. Dennis grew up moving around while his step-father was in the Army and attended high school in Portland, Ore. Shortly after high school he entered the U.S. Army where he was an infantry scout.
After being honorably discharged Dennis returned to Carey and began working as a maintenance electrician. After retiring in 2020 he decided he could not sit still and continued to work part-time at Bridgestone.
In Dennis’ free time he could often be found hunting anything from deer to rabbit and his grandson Lane was always by his side. Dennis was an avid fisherman and spent many hours at Port Clinton and the Findlay reservoir. He also enjoyed tinkering with and building guns and four-wheelers. Dennis loved to sing and would play his guitar any chance he had.
Dennis had a giving personality and loved with his whole heart. If his daughters, Kristi and Erin, ever needed anything he was never more than a phone call away – day or night. Also, he was always ready to talk to them about the sunset he had seen or the wildlife playing in the backyard.
Dennis will be missed by his daughters, Kristi Bodey of Upper Sandusky and Erin (Nate) Sepetauc of Plain City; grandchildren, Lane Bodey and Harper Sepetauc; step-mother, Diane Henifin; siblings, Tamara (Dan) Hunter, James (Cassie) Blair and Jennifer (Jon) Roark-Kirby; several nieces and nephews and grand-dog (whom he claimed joint custody), Schatzi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, James Blair and grandson, Jordan Bodey.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m.
Donations may be made in Dennis’ honor to Sufficient Grace Ministries, 407 S. Stearns Avenue, Deshler, OH 43516, which provides comfort to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
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