Roe, Jacob Ray

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roe jacob rayJacob Ray Roe, 45, of Ripplemead, departed this life Saturday evening, January 26, 2013, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Abingdon April 29, 1967, he was a son of Margaret Henry Roe, of Abingdon, and the late Donald Louis Roe. He was employed at the Celanese Plant at Narrows as a Project Engineer and was a graduate of Abingdon High School, Virginia Highlands Community College, and UNCC. Jacob was a devoted Christian and attended Blacksburg Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 15 years, Dianne Stafford Roe; his son, Jacob Ethan Roe, of the home; his brother, Daniel and wife, Debbie Roe, of Bristol; his sister, Shannon Miniuk, of Fredericksburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. William D. and Sandra Stafford, of Narrows; his sisters-in-law, Katrina and Steve White, of Salem, David Stafford and fiancée, Cindy Owen, of Pulaski; his nieces and nephews, Nathan White, Bart Stafford, Lindsey Stafford, and McKenzie Miniuk; and his pug, Jaxon. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead, with the Rev. Thomas R. McDearis and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. roe-jacob-rayBurial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery above Narrows on Wolf Creek. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers are welcome but contributions may be made to the Jacob Roe Scholarship for Engineering at Giles High School in care of Kendall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 38, Pembroke, VA 24136. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to