Jesse Roark


Jesse Newton Roark, 83, a lifelong resident of Birchwood, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the family residence. 

He was the son of the late Pauline Pendergrass Roark and Carl Roark.  He was preceded in death by Hhis son-in-law, Timothy Musgrove; and his brothers: Dale and Sidney Roarkh. 

He worked in construction for 30 years, but was also known as a saw miller for many years.  He loved the outdoors, and was a well-known coon hunter.  He was known for being very friendly and could talk to anyone.  MHe was a member of the Birchwood Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and would help with anything that needed to be done.  
Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Ginger" Roark of Birchwood; his daughters: Alice Jaylene Morgan and her husband, Franklin, of Cleveland, and Jill Musgrove of Birchwood; his granddaughter, Karrie Morgan; his great-granddaughter, Landi Sams; his sisters: Ann Rawlston and her husband, Ed, and Carole Randolph and her husband, Bob, all of Birchwood; his brother, Roger Roark and his wife, Lorene, of Georgetown; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted today, Jan. 29, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Birchwood Baptist Church with the Rev. David Delmonte and the Rev. Bob Shaffer officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with family and friends serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. today at Birchwood Baptist Church. 

The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, has charge of the arrangements. 

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