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Obituary of Alvin R. Roe
Alvin Ray Roe, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2022, at The Center at Tucson, after a prolonged illness.
Born on February 24, 1932, in Latonia, Kentucky, he was the son of William Jesse Roe and Nannie Frances Roe.
Alvin graduated from Nicholas County High School in Carlisle, Kentucky in 1950. He joined the United States Army out of High School and served for three years fourteen months. After he was discharged, he went immediately into the United States Air Force, and served until August 1973, when he settled with his family in Tucson. During his time in the military, he served in Europe, and Georgia, among other states, where he met and married the love of his life, Ruby Annelle Ward on January 21, 1957, in Macon, Georgia at the 2nd Baptist Church. They traveled the United States together with their family. During that time, he served two tours in Vietnam, and was awarded a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.
After serving for 22 years in the military, Alvin became an electrician, and worked for Estes Construction until 1988. He still continued working with the other electricians he’d worked with at Estes, and he went on to work with Jacobs Electric until his retirement in 1997.
After his retirement, Alvin loved to travel with Ruby in their RV. They took fishing trips and spent time crossing the country, spending time with loved ones in Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Alvin was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Annelle Roe, of Tucson, Arizona, his father, William Jesse Roe of Bourbon County Kentucky, his mother, Nannie Frances Jones of Carlisle, Kentucky, his brothers William Odell Roe, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Clyde Houston Roe, of Carlisle, Kentucky, Robert C. Roe, of Latonia, Kentucky, Lloyd D. Roe, of Latonia, Kentucky, his sister Geneva Frances Thatcher of Cincinnati, Ohio, and his youngest daughter Melanie Anne Roe, of Tucson, Arizona.
He is survived by his daughters Pamela (Phillip) Lancaster, of Tucson, Arizona, Jaime (Jim) Hegedusich of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and son Scott (Olsen Hancock) Roe of Corona de Tucson, Arizona. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren who he loved very much. In addition, he is survived by his brother Charles Lynwood Roe, of Lexington, Kentucky and Colleen Crump, of Cabot Arkansas.
Services will be held Thursday, October 20, 2022, for family and friends at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, in Tucson, Arizona. His internment will follow at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana, Arizona.
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