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James E. (Jim) Roark, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2016)

He was a United States Marine Corp veteran and will be accorded full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard at committal rites. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Church in Dunnville, KY and had been a farmer. He was a native of Elkhorn, WV and was a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of his death. He leaves three direct living descendants. His wife, Shirley Asberry Roark, survives.
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James E. "Jim" Roark, 80 of Russell Springs, KY, formerly Adair County, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:35pmCT, at his residence.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Asberry & Bro. Billy Ray Hewitt officiatiing. Interment in the Cold Springs Cemetery in Casey County, KY, with full Military Honors presented by the Russell County Honor Guard. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the funeral home.

James E. (Jim) Roark, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2016)

He was born in Elkhorn, West Virginia on March 29, 1936. He was the son of the late Trealy and Bonnie Taylor Roark. He died Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Russell Springs, KY, at the age of 80 years, two months, and 14 days.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son, James E. Roark Jr., on March 25, 1997.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Asberry Roark of Russell Spring, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Odes Roark of Russell Springs, KY

  • One brother: Ray Roark of Cooper Ridge area in Adair County, KY

  • One sister: Bertha Roark of Indianapolis, IN

  • One grandchild: Amanda Marie Loop

  • One great grandchild: Taylor Rena Loop

  • Several nephews, nieces & a host of other relatives & friends
He was a United States Marine Corp veteran, member of the Mt. Calvary Church in Dunnville, KY and had been a farmer.

Send condolences to the family of James E. "Jim" Roark

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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