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“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Joe is looking down on all of us today and doesnt want anyone to be sad. Joe Roark was a very...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: michelle l. willis United States

“Sheila and family, sorry to hear about yor loss. Joe was a great person and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Thinking of you and your family...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Watts - Wickes,Ar

“Shelia and family- You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, but Heaven gained a great angel. It was such a pleasure...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mike & Alicia Farringer

“joe you are going to be missed,and you will forever be in our heart... ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: la rhonda - de queen ar

“I'm truly sorry to hear about Joe, I worked with him for many years, he was a very special person. My prayers are with you. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sheila Bagley - ElDorado,Arkansas

“Joe was a special friend and will be missed by all who knew him. our thoughts and prayers are with all his family, Donna and Michael Campbell ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Michael Campbell

“Freedom i was so sorry to hear about your grand dad if i can do any thing for you just call me 479-216-3585 ok? Dexter Turner ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dexter Turner - Wickes Ar.

“Condolences to the family of Joe Roark ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Glen Pate - Mena, AR

“Joe was my boss on clean up and was always thinking about his employees if we needed something he helped if he could. He will be missed. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Crane - Moss Point Ms.

“Sheila I am so sorry to hear about Joe..Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sissy Sanders - Hatton


Mr. Joe Marquis Roark, age 53, of Grannis, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2010 in DeQueen.

He was born September 16, 1956 in Peru, Indiana to the late Radford R. Roark and the late Ladell Morris Roark. He was united in marriage to Sheila R. Gillespie. Joe was a Human Resources Manager at Tyson and was a member of the Whole Council Church of God. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, but in Joe's 53 years on this earth, Jesus was his first love.

He is survived by:

Wife: Sheila Roark of Grannis, Arkansas

Daughter: Stephanie Baker of Hatton, Arkansas

Son: Michael Bawden and wife Lisa of Vandervoort, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Freedom Bawden of Grannis, Arkansas
Michael Bawden, III of Vandervoort, Arkansas
Kala Harwood of Vandervoort, Arkansas

Brother: John Roark and wife Teresa of Greenville, Mississippi

Sister: Stella Roark of Grannis, Arkansas

He was preceded in death by his parents, Radford and Ladell Roark, and a sister, Louetta Sherrouse.

Graveside services will be Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Whole Council Church of God Cemetery with Sister Jean Maechler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday evening, August 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Smalley, David Smalley, Donny Craft, John Craft, Buzz Gagnon, Henry Ewing, John Harper, and Tim Whitener. Honorary pallbearers are James Case, Byron Ward and Powell Aulds.

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