Don J. Roark, 66, lifelong area resident passed into eternal rest November 2, 2021 at his home in Seneca, MO.
Don J. Roark was born June 13, 1955 in Neosho, MO the son of Carl and Minnie (Nutting) Roark. Don was a 1973 graduate of Seneca High School following high school he began working at the former BF Goodrich Plant in Miami, OK until it closed in 1986. Don then went to Missouri Southern State College and received an associate degree as a Radiology Technician in 1989. He then began working for the former St. John’s Regional Medical Center. After the Joplin tornado Don went to work for Mercy Hospital in Joplin until 2013. Don loved working outdoors, working with wood, being in nature, Bass Fishing, sports cars helping with Journey to Bethlehem at Racine Christian Church, listening to Pink Floyd and taking his Golden Retriever Sandy on rides around town. Don accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in 2013. He was a member of the Racine Christian Church.
Don J. Roark married Debbie Framer December 11, 1976 in Seneca, MO. He then married Glenda Commer June 18, 2011 in Seneca, MO.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Carl Roark, September 7, 2013 and Minnie (Nutting) Roark, March 27, 2015.
Survivors include his wife Glenda Roark, Seneca; his son Samuel Don Roark and Lillie, Seneca; one granddaughter Cleo Rose, Seneca; stepdaughter Lydia Brattin and Spencer, Neosho; siblings, Janie Steele and Lonnie, Seneca, Linda Holt and Tom, Seneca and Joan Parmley and Bill, Seneca; A host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7pm, Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home.
A private burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery.