James “Junior” Roach, 62, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a longtime member and very dedicated to East Hamblen Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Roach; and stepmother, Marie Roach.

He is survived by his brother, Lynn (Daisy) Roach; sister, Brenda (Danny) Lee; niece and and caregiver, Brenda (Cody) Hatfield; nephew, Cody (Rachel) Roach; great-nieces and nephews, Dakota, Maddox, Alexa, Breleigh, Tucker and Charlee. They all held a special place in his heart He is also survived by special family friends, Teresa (James) Cupp.

The family expresses their thanks to AllCare and UT Hospice for everything they did during this difficult time.

The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Saturday, September 18 in the east chapel of Allen Funeral Home prior to the service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 21 in Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by: Allen Funeral Home

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