Ray Roark was born on May 30, 1923 at Roxana, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Boyd and Lizzie
Campbell Roark of Ingrams Creek of Letcher County, Kentucky. Ray passed away July 14, 2003, at the
Hazard Appalachian Regional Health Care Center, being 80 years, 1 month and 14 days of age at the time of his
In Addition to his wife of 46 years, Ruby Jean Roark, survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Sue Whitaker
of Campbellsville, Kentucky, and Linda Watts of Blackey; three grandchildren, Adam Mack Whitaker John Tyler
Watts and Melanie Raegena Watts; and one great grandson, Nicholas Adam-Hayden Whitaker. He was
preceded in death by two brothers, Renos Roark and Van Venson Roark.
Ray was baptized at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church in November, 1973. Ray worked in the
coal mines for over 30 years and was a W.W. II veteran. Ray will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Written by: Granddaughter – Melanie Watts