Samuel Thomas “S.T.” Roark, 95, of Wilmar, passed away on September 2, 2017 at his home.

He was retired from Mississippi River Transmission Corporation and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.

Mr. Roark was a very dedicated member of Wilmar Baptist Church where he served as song director for 52 years, was Sunday School Secretary and taught Sunday School for many years. He was also known for his horse shoeing which he did practically his whole life. He shoed his last horse at age 85. He was president of the Shining M Riding Club and judged various rodeo events. He was also a gifted team roper and cutting horse champion having won numerous trophies and titles. He dearly loved his family and was a loving daddy and grandpa.

He was born December 19, 1921 in Warren, to the late Samuel Oslin Roark and Eunice Allison Roark.

Also preceding him in death was the love of his life, Robbie Lee Shepherd Roark when at the time of her death on December 31, 2010, they had been married 63 years.

Survivors include one son, David Roark of Wilmar; one daughter, Lisa Schmidt of Wilmar; a grandson, Jonathan Adams of Burleson, Texas; a granddaughter, Heather Arthur of Burleson, Texas; two great granddaughters, Scarlette Cason and Leada Arthur; two sisters-in-law, Bessie Dee West of Warren and Lucille Casteel of Pine Bluff; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.

Visitation will be held on September 6 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

Funeral services will be held on September 7 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Andrews Chapel Cemetery on Barkada Road.


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