Macon County Chronicle

Larry Glynn Roark, 68

  Larry Glynn Roark, age 68, of the Underwood Community in Macon County passed away on Sunday, Sept. 04, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services for Larry Roark were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 6, from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Terry Hagan and Elder Henry Smith officiating.

  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were, Frankie Shockley, James Roark, Don Buck, and Larry Jo Wooten. Serving as Active Pallbearers were, Tim Wooten, Terry Doss, Dave McClanahan, Mark Roark, David Roark, and Terry Wooten. Interment followed in the Akersville Cemetery. Larry Glynn Roark was born on March 5, 1943 in Macon County, Tennessee to the late William Leslie Roark and Vesta Gareldine Stinson Roark.
  He married his childhood sweetheart, the former Peggy Sue Tuck on August 12, 1961, sharing fifty years together and raising four wonderful daughters; Peggy survives. Larry farmed all of his life, growing tobacco and raising horses. He had a great passion for quarter horses, raising and showing them most of his life. His pride and joy Pumpkin Maker, won the Tennessee State Barrel Show in 2005. He had made many friends over the years at surrounding horse shows. Larry was a good father, husband, and friend to all who knew him. He would give his shirt off his back if anyone needed it. Most of all he loved all of his family; sure we had our ups and downs, but through it all we had lots of love and even death cannot take that away. Larry attended Akersville Missionary Baptist Church. Someday we will have another family get together in Heaven and as the song says, "That will surely be worth it all". We love you Larry. But as Larry would say "Remember me by, Larry G. (for Good) Roark". He is survived by; Wife, Peggy Sue Roark of the Underwood Community in Macon County, TN, Daughters, Tammie Oldham, Tracey Roark and Matt McCarter, Tonya (Ronnie) Veatch, and Toni (Joe) Reid all of Lafayette,TN, Sister, Freida Roark of Gallatin, TN, Aunt, Ernestine Adams of Lafayette, TN, Grandchildren, Brooke Oldham, Candace Presley, Joshua McCarter, Ronnie "Rod" Veatch II, Hunter Reid, and Calab Reid, Great-Grandchildren, Londyn Presley, Jadyn Presley, Johnathan McCarter, and Jordan McCarter.