James Herman Roark, age 83 of Calhoun died at 9:36 PM, Friday, August 28th in Redmond Regional Medical Center of Rome.
Herman was born in McDonald. Tennessee, October 8, 1936 to Charles Herman Roark and Alice Marie Pope Roark. James was preceded in death by his wife Jeannie Kathleen Bailie, daughter Noreen Queen, brother Donald Roark.
Herman was the owner/operator of Calhoun Bowling Center and resided in Calhoun since 1992. He had a passion for fishing, bowling, and the Atlanta Braves.
Herman is survived by three daughters, Karlene Welty and her husband John of Calhoun; Bobbie Garber and her husband Jeff of Cleveland, Tennessee, Andi Hooper and her husband, Tim of Fall Branch, Tennessee; son in law, Ron Queen of Calhoun; nine grandchildren, Bailie Greeson, Matt Queen, Shana Scott, Sarah Welty, Sam Welty, Hope Everett, Chris Everett, Abby Hooper, and Andrew Hooper. In addition, his brother Kenneth Roark of McDonald, brother-in-law Brian Bailie of Tampa, and two sisters Eva White and Virginia Albritton of McDonald, Tennessee have survived.
Funeral services will be conducted in Chandler Cemetery at 2:00 pm on August 30th, 2020, with Zack Townsend officiating. The Roark family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Calhoun Bowling Center.
Pall bearers include Johnny Cardin, Rodney Curtis, Tony Holbrook, David Hicks, David Locke, Zac Davidson, Preston Aker, and Maurice Jones. They are asked to meet at the Chandler Cemetery at 1:45 pm Sunday.
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of James Herman Roark.