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James Harold Roark

James Harold Roark

James Harold Roark

James Harold Roark, 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, in Stokesdale.

A native of Ashe County, Harold was born on October 12, 1939, the son of the late Roy Benjamin and Stella Wood Roark. In 2006, he and Judy moved from West Jefferson to Summerfield. He was retired from Stamey’s Dairy Farm where he was known as a hard worker. If anyone ever loved their work, Harold did. On August 27, 1963, he married Judy Chrisley.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Judy C. Roark of the home; children, Keith Roark and wife Andrea of Mt. Holly, and Melinda Tucker and husband Eric of Stokesdale; former daughter-in-law, Noel Hoffmann of Charlotte; brothers, Howard Roark of Lansing, Wayne Roark of Hamptonville, Jerry Roark of Wallburg, Mike Roark of Cool Springs, and David Roark of Harmony; a sister, Margaret Gallimore of Stony Point; seven grandchildren, James Roark, Bree Roark, Addyson Tucker, Kaelyn Warren, Trevor Stroud, Auren Stroud, and Koen Shook.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Roark.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

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  1. Dorothy Stamey Hargrove on February 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Dear Judy and family,
    I just read about Harold’s death in the online editiion of the Taylorsville Times. I send sympathy and love.

    Harold was truly a WONDERFUL man. He was the hardest working man that I have ever known. Also, he worked for my dad. Now, that was NOT an easy task.

    Many thanks to you and your family for sharing Harold with Stamey Farm. He was the reason that we could keep the farm and the land.

    Prayers and thanks,
    Dorothy Stamey Hargrove

  2. Dorothy Stamey Hargrove on February 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Dear Judy and family,
    I just read in the Taylorsville Times Newspaper Online edition about Harold’s death. I send sympathy and love to all of you.

    Harold was such a fine man and friend of our family. Harold was the hardest working man that I ever knew. He was amazing! Also, he had to put up with my dad which was not an easy task. Dad adored Harold and put so much trust in him. Harold was the reason we were able to keep our home and Stamey Dairy Farm.

    With deep appreciation and love,
    Dorothy Stamey Hargrove

  3. Someone on May 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    This is one of his brothers, Thank you all for showing love for my grandfather. I hope too, that he lives in harmony.

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