Ronald Jay Roukema, 77 of Lenoir passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence.
Born October 30, 1939 in Patterson, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Peter Roukema and Dorothy Zuidema Roukema. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Doss; and granddaughter, Laura Fortenberry.
Mr. Roukema was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, choir member, Chairman of the Caldwell Republican Party, and past President of the New Jersey Police Benevolent Association.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay Lankford Roukema of the home; son, Ronald Anthony Roukema and wife Ashley of Hong Kong; daughters, Lorae Teresa Roukema of Broadway, NC, Kristin Richmond and husband James of Pinehurst, NC, Karen Coe and husband Mitch of Southern Pines, NC; step son, Charles “Dickie” Welch of Dallas, NC; step daughters, Lisa Exline and husband Dwayne of Iron Station, NC, Karen Kirkpatrick of Virginia Beach, VA, Jackie Bradley of Dallas, NC, Michelle Armstong and husband Heath of Lowell, NC; sisters, June Oosteen and husband Jim of Wyckoff, NJ, Ruth Veenema and husband Peter of Wilmington, Delaware; seventeen grandchildren also surviving.
A celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:00 Noon at Calvary Baptist Church, Lenoir with Dr. Alan Carr officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 401 Hawthorne Lane Suite 110 #298, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Online memorials may be made to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com
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