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John Garfield Roe

John Garfield Roe, 66, of the Lusk Community in Bledsoe County, left this earthly home for his eternal home Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He retired after 45 years with Provident General, NWNL, Gieco, Merastar, Prudential and Unitrin Direct collectively. He was also a deacon a Ewtonville Baptist Church and charter member of Sequatchie Valley Camp of the Gideons International.

He was preceded in death by his son, Duane Jeffrey Roe, and brother, Christopher Mark Roe.

He is survived by his wife Shelia Harwood Roe; son Cotton (Denise) Roe; daughter Sabrina (Dwight) Blevins. He was “Poppaw” to Anthony and Brandon (Jenni) Blevins, Houston, Sarah, William and Jacob Roe and great-grandson Logan Lee Blevins; parents Charles and Jessie Roe of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina; brothers, Charles G. Roe of Costa Mesa, California, Thomas S. Roe of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina; sister, Billie P. Bazley of Brevard, North Carolina; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral services were Saturday, October 27 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Buddy Strickland and Rev. Brian Kearns officiating. Burial was in Collier Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were co-workers, Love Sunday School Class, deacons of Ewtonville Baptist Church and Gideons and Auxiliary Members.

Online condolences can be made at

In lieu of flowers, family request contribution to Gideons International, PO Box 1405, Dunlap, TN 37327. 

Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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