Jerry Roane, 88, of Lexington died Aug. 12

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Jerry Edward Roane, 88, of Lexington was called to greater works Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 3:43 p.m.

Born Dec. 7, 1929, in Lexington, he was a son of the late Herman Robert Roane and Frances Strange Roane.  The second oldest of five children, Jerry's life's work, achievements and his commitment to God, distinguished him as an exceptional man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Herman Roane Jr., Naomi Watts, Frances Green and Leon Roane.

Jerry served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and worked for 20 years at Virginia Military Institute until he retired.  He was a lifelong member of Randolph Street United Methodist Church where he exemplified his servanthood to Christ.

Jerry will be sorely missed by his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice "Poo" Roane, and his children, Kirk (Sandy), Valarie, Yolanda "Yo-Yo" (Phillip), and Troy (Cynthia).  Ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews are also left to cherish his memory.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Randolph Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Louis H. Caddell and the Rev. James Bollinger officiating.  Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Harrison Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450 or Randolph Street United Methodist Church, 118 S. Randolph St., Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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