Obituary for Charles A. Roatenberry

Obituary for Charles A. Roatenberry

Charles A. Roatenberry, age 72, of Dublin, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 30.

Charles was retired from Virginia Tech and was a proud Hokie fan.   In his younger days, he was a good athlete himself, having received a scholarship to play football at Lees McRae College.  Charles was a kind person, with a big heart, and was well liked by all that knew him.

Charles was the second son to David “Rudolph” Roatenberry and Boneda “Bonnie” Roatenberry, who proceeded him in death.  He is survived by his older brother, David “Lynn” Roatenberry of Newport News, VA; his younger brother, Timothy “Tim” Roatenberry (Marla) of High Point, NC; his niece, Tara Forrest and family; and his nephew, Zachary Roatenberry, all of NC.  Other survivors include his ex-wife, Sue Roatenberry and her family; Gregg Ratcliff and his sons; Josh Ratcliff, Joe Ratcliff and their families of Dublin, VA.  Charles is also survived by his aunts; Shirley Wheeler and Janet Wheeler, many cousins, and several special friends who called him “Charlie”.

To honor Charles’ wishes, and due to COVID-19, there will not be a memorial service at this time.  We welcome you to share a memory of Charles by sending an online message to his family through Bower Funeral Home.  You can also make a donation in his memory to a charity of your choice.   Rest in peace, Charles, knowing that many loved you and will miss you.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.