Garry Ted Roark

Hampton, Arkansas

Feb 24, 1942 – May 12, 2018 (Age 76)


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Benton Funeral Home - Fordyce, AR - Fordyce Obituary

Garry Ted Roark, 76, of Hampton died Saturday May 12, 2018 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born February 24, 1942 at El Dorado, he was the son of the late Maynor Roark and Bessie Blann Roark. He was a member of Harrell United Methodist Church and was an engineer on the Cotton Belt Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Roark of Hampton; son, Ryan Roark and wife Michele of Wellington, FL; daughter, Amanda Roark Johnson and husband Jeff of Baytown, TX; step-son, Timothy Stokes of Tacoma, WA; step-daughter, Michelle Blann and husband Wade of Hampton; four grandchildren, Janey Johnson of Kingwood, TX, Sarah Johnson Miller and husband John of Waco, TX, Rex Roark of Ft. Worth, TX, and Clayton Roark of Lubbock, TX. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harrell United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Harrell United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Dunn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harrell United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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Pop Johnson

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Ted. He was an outstanding guy, friend & co-worker. Ted and I shared many laughs and good times working together. It was always a pleasure to visit and work with him. He will be missed and remembered by many for the great guy he was. God Bless!

Ryan & Mandy,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with all of you at this time.

Todd & Julie (Rogers) Pettitt

Sorry for the loss of your loved one Ted. I know you all will greatly miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

My Condolences to the entire Roark Family. May the wonderful memories of your loved one comfort you until God's promises are fulfilled. Matthew 5.5

So sorry to hear about Ted.
He was a good worker, and friend.

Many memories flood thru my mind, many funny things happened together everyday as we shared the cab of a locomotive, always a jovial fellow and full of life and energy. Made a difference in my work from day one. It was a honor to work side by side with him. I DONT WANT TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO TELL SOME OF THE FUNNY THINGS THAT HAPPENED.
May God care for all your needs during this time is my prayer for the family, so proud to have been in your home many times and enjoyed the friendship of...