Charles A. Roatenberry, 72, of Dublin, passed away unexpectedly on July 30.

Roatenberry was retired after an extensive career as an electrician within the Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities. He was a proud Hokie fan.

In his younger days, he was a good athlete himself, having received a scholarship to play football at Lees McRae College.

Roatenberry was the second son to David “Rudolph” Roatenberry and Boneda “Bonnie” Roatenberry, who proceeded him in death. He is survived by his older brother, David “Lynn” Roatenberry of Newport News, Virginia; his younger brother, Timothy “Tim” Roatenberry (Marla) of High Point, North Carolina; his niece, Tara Forrest and family; and his nephew, Zachary Roatenberry, all of North Carolina. Other survivors include Sue Roatenberry and her family; Gregg Ratcliff and his sons; Josh Ratcliff, Joe Ratcliff, and their families, of Dublin. Charles is also survived by his aunts; Shirley Wheeler and Janet Wheeler; many cousins; and several special friends who called him “Charlie.”

To honor Charles’ wishes, and due to COVID-19, there will not be a memorial service at this time. All are welcomed to share a memory of Charles by sending an online message to his family through Bower Funeral Home. Donations may also be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the family.

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