Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 4, 2014

Charles S. “Charlie” Roaten

Though I walk in the midst of trouble.... you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138:7

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Charles S. “Charlie” Roaten, 78, of 303 Longview St., Bluefield, Va. left to meet his Heavenly Father in the afternoon of Monday, December 30, 2013 with his wife and daughter by his side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born August 3, 1935 in Bluefield, WV.

Mr. Roaten is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Clevo Roaten and Renia Belle Clark Roaten and brother, Roy Clevo Roaten Jr.

Mr. Roaten was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as a locomotive engineer with 34 years of service. He was also an active part in Roaten’s Paint and Body Shop. He is a member of Memorial Baptist Church and a former deacon. Also a member of Harmon Masonic Lodge of Bluefield, Va. and a member of the Beni Kedim Shrine of WV. He served many offices of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the UTU.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Maxine Tickle Roaten of 55 years. Son, Charles Michael Roaten wife Missy of Cookeville, TN. Daughters, Rita Roaten Krantz and husband Kevin of Roanoke, Va., Lynnette Roaten Lambert of Bluefield, Va., Kari Roaten Burkett and husband Greg of Mooresvile, NC. Sister, Dorsey Elizabeth “Libbe” Miller of Canton GA. Grandchildren, Jason Lambert, wife Christina Marie of North Myrtle Beach, SC., Justin Lambert and wife Maria Christina of Myrtle Beach, SC, Evan Pruitt of Roanoke Va., Patrick Roaten and Jeffrey Roaten of Cookeville, TN, Greta Burkett and Jacob Burkett of Mooresville, NC. Great-grandchildren: Leigha Lambert of Myrtle Beach, SC, Caitlyn, Mikayla and Mark Bryant of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Brayden Kirovac of Cookesville, TN, and special friends of Total Health and Hospice.

The family received friends on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the Memorial Baptist Church in Bluefield, Va. Service will be today (Saturday), January 4, 2014 at 1 pm at the Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Lacy Brooks. Entombment will be at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Dal Bourne, Sam Burkett, Jim Cater, Bud Davis, Harold Miller, Tommy O’Quinn and John Perry.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary of Bluefield, Va. is serving the Roaten family.

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