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Don Roark, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his residence. He was born on June 9, 1935 to the late John and Kate Jones Roark. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by two sisters: Virgie Brown and Ruth Campbell and two brothers: William Roark and Dave Roark. Don was a farmer and had also worked most of his life in the apple orchards. He was a member of Harmon Chapel Christian Church.
Don is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois Roark; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Donna Roark of Shady Valley, TN; brothers: Wayne Roark of Trade, TN and Ronald Roark of Mountain City, TN; special fishing buddy and brother-in-law, Jess Banks and wife Judy; special niece, Nikki banks and fiancé, Larry Gentry, all of Shady Valley, TN; special friend, Jill Hutchinson and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Harmon Chapel Christian Church of Shady Valley, TN. The funeral service followed at 8:00 p.m. with Howard Taylor, Minister, officiating. Music was under the direction of Narrow Road.
Pallbearers: Larry Gentry and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers were Don’s Shady Valley Rook Buddies.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Conley Gentry, 340 Walker Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 393 Plummer Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688.
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The family of Don Roark has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.