Thomas Hudson Roark, Sr.


Thank you for being the best you could be and for always seeing the best in me. Thank you for all of the joy in my days and somehow, please, help me get through this haze. Thank you for the comfort of your arms and for your protection keeping me from harm. Thank you for the songs you would sing and the fun we had on the front porch swing. Thank you for all of the meals you prepared and for all of the ways you showed you cared. Thank you for all of the memories we made, not one memory would I trade. Thank you for being my husband and friend... wait for me... we'll be together again! I love you!
Mr. Thomas Hudson Roark Sr. age 72, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Roark was born in Ashe County, North Carolina and was the son of the late Noel and Bessie Osborne Roark. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Hanna and Lois Pressnell and two brothers, William Roark and Coy Roark.
He retired from the Washington County Highway Department after 28 years of dedicated employment. Tom’s greatest passions were helping others and working. He also had a love for hunting, fishing and NASCAR Racing.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie “Rosie” Snead Roark, Jonesborough; sons, Thomas H. Roark, Jr, Jonesborough, and Jeremy Andrew Roark, Jonesborough; daughter, Christine (Randy) Hunt, Johnson City; grandchildren, Thomas Hudson Roark III, Joshua Hunt, Allie Hunt, and Arianna Roark; special great-granddaughter, Levinia Hunt; brothers, Spencer Roark (Ferry), Gene Roark, and J.R. Roark (Geneva); sister, Pauline Pennington (Junior); sisters-in-law, Mamie Bowens (Randall), Freda Brank and Teresa Mitchell; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Ricker officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Friday prior to service.
Interment services will be conducted Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:00 AM at New Victory Baptist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Bowens, Richard Bowens, Tony Sessions, Jody Bush, Thomas Hudson Roark, III and Shane VanDyke. Honorary pallbearers will be Washington County Highway Dept. Employees, especially blocks one and five.

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06-15-2017 Edith Roark McNeill
I remember Huddie as a teenager hanging out with his friends on Rock Creek. He was friendly and funny! My sincere condolences to his family. Hold fast to the great memories!
06-15-2017 Geneva Roark
I will miss him ,i married his brother when he was just a kid .So since then he has been my little brother.May God bless and comfort his family.
06-14-2017 Wade and Donna Sluder
We are so sorry for your loss Debbie. We will continue to pray for you and your family. May God comfort you and bless your family.


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