Ronnie Roark was called home Dec. 20th, 2022. A funeral service is
scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023, 4 PM at Grace Funeral and Cremation Care, 6604
Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79404. Pastor Josh Lucio will be officiating.
Ronnie was born May 7th, 1958 in Dumas, TX., to Delbert Roark and
Betty. He was raised by his father Delbert in Carlsbad NM, where he attended
Carlsbad Senior High. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit by water on Feb. 25th,
1979 in Carlsbad, NM.
As an older teen, Ronnie loved muscle cars and was blessed having
owned both a blue Shelby and a GTO at different times of his life. He loved
hanging out and cruisin’ around with his buddies.
In his younger years, Ronnie also loved working with nature and trimmings
trees. Later on, Ronnie continued his love of woodwork by using his lathe to
create one-of-a-kind pieces of art that he would bestow as gifts to his family and
friends. Ronnie loved music and taught himself to play the guitar. He enjoyed
Family Days at Willow Lake with day long picnics, swimming and was known as
the Tetherball King! Ronnie would go for bicycle rides and long walks and never
met a stranger. He was always glad to meet people and make new friends. He
also enjoyed visiting with his family and friends as much as possible. In his later
years, Ronnie spent much of his time listening to Christian music and reading the
Ronnie was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Henry Roark
and Minnie Ola Roark; his father, Delbert Roark; uncle, Jack Nabors; aunt,
Denise Nabors cousin Lanny Ryan Nabors, and cousin, Darian Trevor Nabors.
He is survived by his son, Brett J. Roark of Carlsbad, NM; sister, Terry Lynn
Rodriguez of Amarillo, TX; nephew, Cory Don Polly, of Amarillo, TX., great
nieces and nephews, also of Amarillo, TX., cousins Dwynna Nabors; Shayna D.
Bleeker, Jerrett D. Lilly all of Carlsbad, NM., and several extended cousins of
Honorary Pallbearers; Brett J. Roark; Cory Don Polly; Shayna D. Bleeker;
and Jerrett D. Lilly.
Service entrusted to the professionals of Grace Funeral Care Inc.