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Lee L. Roark II, age 43, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 6, 2012, with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina on February 21, 1969 to Lee L. and Judy Baird Roark.
Lee was a graduate of Johnson County High School and had worked as a machinist and welder for many years in factory maintenance. He was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F & AM. Lee had a passion for motorcycles and playing the guitar. He loved to get together with his family and friends and play music. Lee also enjoyed a good game of golf. He was very close with all of his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his parents, Lee L. and Judy Roark of Mountain City, TN, Lee is survived by his grandmother, Jessie Baird of Johnson City, Tennessee; brothers and best friends, Brian and wife Kim Roark and Michael Yates, all of Mountain City, TN; special friend, Crystal Buckheit; special nephews, Brandon Roark, Ethan Roark and Nathaniel Yates; Jordyn Lunceford, who was like a granddaughter to Lee; ‘daughters’ and Big Lee’s babies, Abby and Bruiser; special friends, Duke and Lisa Snyder, Jessica Yates and Larry Potter and many, many more; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Leonard Fletcher and Pastor Randy Hensley officiating. Eulogy was given by Duke Snyder and Kevin Parsons.
Graveside service and interment with Masonic military rites were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from the Phillippi Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bud Crosswhite, Kevin Parsons, David Ross, Kevin Hodges, David Rash, Brian Allen, Dean Roark and Duke Snyder. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Roark, David Potter, Doug Roark, Michael Yates, Joe Baird, Terry Baird, Tim Baird, Nathaniel Yates, Brandon Roark, Ethan Roark, Ronny Potter and Lonnie Baird. Masonic rites were conducted by the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F & AM.
Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683.
The family will receive friends at the home of Lee’s brother, Brian Roark, 282 Sprucey Ln., Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Lee L. Roark II has entrusted his service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.