John B. Roam of Huntington

John B. Roam, 79 of Huntington, WV passed from this life Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Westmoreland Church of Christ, 3209 Auburn Road, Huntington, of which he was a member, by Minister Robert Huron; burial will follow in the Maple Hill Section of Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. John was born February 25, 1932 a son of the late Jasper and Iva Roam in Pulaski County, MO. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Claude, Joe and Don and one sister, Hazel. He was the retired owner of J.R. Freight and also River Cities Freight. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Geraldine Booth Roam; two sons, Jim A. Roam and his wife Amy, Roger L. Roam, and one daughter Joanna L. Roam Bane and her husband, Jeff. John was “Pa” to five wonderful grandchildren: Cameron and Carly Roam; Hannah , Becca and Jeremiah Bane. In addition, John was survived by one sister and brother-in-law, May and Dick Henderson, a special friend Willis Blankenship, as well as many loving friends at Westmoreland Church of Christ. His biggest passion in life was meeting new people and interacting with the people he already knew. He was very active in watching, coaching, greeting and supporting the youth programs in any way he could. Friends may visit from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cross Pointe Community Church, 4720 Waverly Rd., Huntington, WV ( the former Keebler building). As a way of continuing John’s support of youth athletics, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the SVHS Athletic Boosters c/o of Terry Porter, In Memory of John B. Roam, #1 Timberwolf Drive, Huntington, WV 25704. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mr. Roam will be taken to the church one hour before services on Saturday. The family would like to thank Dr. Shawn Coffman for the many years of care he provided for dad. On line condolences maybe made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/reger