Obituary for Mr. Hobert "Hobe" Roark

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Mr. Hobert "Hobe" Roark

June 6, 1945 - May 13, 2018

Hobert “Hobe” Roark, age 72 of Nashville, passed away Sunday evening, May 13, 2018 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville.

Hobe was born June 6, 1945, in Leslie County, KY, to the late Will and Goldie (Sizemore) Roark.  He was a 1964 graduate of Hazel Green High School in Kentucky. Hobe went on to serve as a Sergeant with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2004 as a foreman with R. Adams Roofing in Indianapolis after 20 years of service. Prior to that, Hobe held the same position with Blackmore Buchner Roofing of Indianapolis for 19 years.

He attended the Sprunica Baptist Church in Brown County and will be remember as a hard worker. Hobe enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with family and caring for his dogs, Molly and Daisy.

Hobe is survived by his wife of 32 years, Loretta (Emerson) Roark, whom he married on September 14, 1985 in Carrollton, KY. He is also survived by his children, Leona (John) Cross of Hendersonville, TN, Hobert “Lee” (Eva) Roark and Tina Roark both of Indianapolis and Lisa (Tim) Becraft of Brown County; siblings, Birtie Karr of Louisville, KY, Lou Anna Johnson of London, KY, Betsy Clark of Summerset, KY, Ruby Miller of London, KY, Rinda Witt of Brookville and Michael Roark of Richmond, KY; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Helen Mills, Levi and John Henry Roark.

The Rev. Darrell Miller will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Spearsville Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Brown County with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Hobe to the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746 of Nashville, IN 47448.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Roark family at

Information:  (812) 597-4670





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Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Spearsville Wesleyan Church Cemetery


Brown County, Indiana

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Born: June 6, 1945
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Rob and Barb Witt posted on 5/17/18

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Rob and Barb Witt posted on 5/17/18

Hobert you were a great man that will leave a hole in your family,we love you