James Roark

Hamilton County

James Haney Roark went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.He was a former resident of Birchwood and for the past 15 years lived in Georgetown. He died at home with his family by his side.He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Irene Roark; his parents, Newton and Emma Roark; brothers, Roy, Carl and Frank Roark; sisters, Bernice Smith and Stella Neely.Mr Roark was retired from the Hamilton County Highway Department and was a lifelong member of Birchwood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga for the care they provided the last two week of his life. He is survived by his son, Philip and Beverly Roark; three daughters, Jean Holder, Janice Cooper and Joy and Chris Denton, all of Georgetown. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.A Remembrance of life service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at Birchwood Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Delmotte and Rev. Gary Powell officiating.Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Chip Roark, Randy Roark, Mark Cooper, Adam Taylor, Seth Haralson, Terry Dake, Tony Moorehead, Wade Ledford and Mark Haralson serving as casketbearers.The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until service time at the church.Please share your memories and condolences with the family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.The Jim Rush Funeral Homes North Ocoee Street Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

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