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In Memory Of Our Poets

Randy Roark (1947-2019) - Class Of 1965

Ray Randall Roark, known as Randy, was born on September 1, 1947, and passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray Willard Roark and Jane Pearson Roark.

Randy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Julia Adams Roark, and three children Callie Roark Barker and Craig Harris Barker, Ray Willard Roark II (Will) and Michelle Redditt Roark, Julia Roark Gillespie (J.P.), and Thomas Bradford Gillespie. He is also survived by four grandchildren Abigail Whitney Roark, Bradford Roark Gillespie, Thomas Finley Gillespie, and Ray Willard Roark III (Will).

Randy was a graduate of The University of Alabama and a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He lived and worked in Montgomery for over 40 years as a Commercial Real Estate Developer.

The family was his first and only love which drove him to be the man he was. His love and leadership were the foundation of the family. Randy was known for creating family adventures that made memories for a lifetime.

Randy was one of the pioneers to lead the historic redevelopment of downtown Montgomery. He took great pride in developing projects with his creative vision while ensuring the historic authenticity was preserved.

He loved spending time with his family, watching Alabama football, hunting, fishing, sailing, and cutting grass on his farm. He had a generous open heart and was loved by all.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Leak Memory Chapel from 11:00 - 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Randy Roark to:

American Heart Association

115 E Jefferson St.
Montgomery AL 36104
(334) 263-0532.

The Sunshine Family Center
P.O. Box 5160
Montgomery AL 36103-5160
(334) 206-2100.

Published in Montgomery Advertiser from August 15 to August 16, 2019.

Our appreciation and thank you to Clyde Hunter (Class of 1965) for this notification.