ROARK, PERRY FREEMAN VETERAN WWI - Miller County, Missouri | PERRY FREEMAN VETERAN WWI ROARK - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Perry Freeman Veteran WWI ROARK

Tuscumbia Cemetery
Miller County,
Missouri

Feb. 22, 1890 (From Military Records)
Dec. 3, 1918
World War I
Parents: Richard and Martha Roark

January 20, 1921
Eldon Advertiser
BODY OF PERRY ROARK ARRIVES draped in the American flag, the casket containing the body of Perry F. Roark arrived Sunday afternoon on its final lap of the journey to Tuscumbia. Perry Roark had been serving overseas under the old flag under which he now is sleeping when he was taken with the fever and died. He has been dead over two years. The body was shipped from St. Nazarra, France. To those who viewed the stars and stripes folded around the box that contained all that was mortal of the soldier boy who said goodbye a few short years ago, came rushing back the thoughts that so stirred the hearts of all the people as train load after trainload of young faces looked a brave farewell on their way to protect that flag. While no great demonstration is welcoming back those who are making the long silent journey, none the the less to to those who are returning in the long pine boxes is the welcome that will give the greatest inspiration the human heart is capable. Such resting places as the one in Tuscumbia wherein rests the body of Perry F. Roark will forever be a shrine at which will come to do honor the youth and the liberty loving. Perry Roark was the son of Mrs. Richard Roark, his father having died some years ago. He is also survived by a brother, Willis, lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and sister, Miss Dessie Roark, of Kansas City. His body was given military escort from France by the government.

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Contributed on 5/26/15 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 5/26/15 • Approved: 5/26/15 • Last Updated: 4/11/18 • R770610-G0-S3

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