Denis Andrew Root of Fayetteville passed this life on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 73.
Mr. Root was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the late Henry A. and Cora-lou Noonan Root.
During his life he worked as an Agricultural Planner for Toddy Hollow Inc. and was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and the St. Andrews Brotherhood.
Mr. Root is survived by his wife, Claire Root of Fayetteville, Tennessee; three daughters, Jennifer Sanders and her husband Ed of Calera, Alabama, Mary Ann Watts and her husband Andy of Danville, Indiana, and Louise Rein and her husband Clark of Ottawa, Kansas; one son, Sean Root and his wife Larissa of Nashville, Tennessee ; one brother, Henry Root and his wife Jana of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one sister, Victoria O’Neal and her husband Tom of Rhode Island; and thirteen grandchildren, Gerry, Josh, Jon, and Emily Sanders, Jamie Russell, Lindsey McGlaun, Keely Watts, Margaret Grace Root, Elizabeth, William, Ragan, and Briley Rein, and Jena Gray.
Visitation for Mr. Root will be held on Friday, August 29th, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Tullahoma with a memorial service to immediately follow at 5:30 pm with Father Michael Murphy, Father James Pappas, and Father Randal Dunnavant officiating.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Building Fund, 110 East Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388, or to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016.