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Visitation

Seaver Brown Chapel
Tuesday April 25th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral

Seaver Brown Chapel
Tuesday April 25th, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment

Wassum Cemetery
Wednesday April 26th, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am

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Roger Dale Bales

MARION, Va. Roger Dale Bales, age 70, passed from this life at his home Saturday morning, April 22, 2017 in Marion Va. Roger was born May 24, 1946, to Leon Clinton and Lelia Primm Bales. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Roger was a graduate of Marion Senior High School and attended Lees-McRae College. During his high school years, he was an exceptional athlete lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. After high school, Roger enjoyed golf, winning 1st place in several tournaments and was active in softball and basketball with his friends, playing with the team known as the “Fat Men.” Roger once stated he and Frances had become really diversified with various sports in which the grandchildren participated. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Hope and Euna Lundy; brothers, James Eugene “Satch” Bales and Jack Gayle “Seed” Bales. Roger leaves behind his wife of 52 years Frances; sons Alan (Tammy) Bales of Atkins, Va., Terry (Sandy) Bales of Marion, Va.; daughter, Shannon (Rob) Kilby of Abingdon, Va.; son Dale Bales, of Marion, Va.; six grandchildren, Amerald, Alisyn, Jayson, Casey, Lockie and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Zaeden, Psyden and Eevee; two brothers, Don Bales, Atkins, Va., and Larry Bales, Abingdon Va.; one godson, Trenton; and his bone connoisseur, Lanie McClain. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Paul Vaughn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until the time of service. Graveside services will be Wednesday April 26, at 11 a.m. at Wassum Cemetery in Atkins, Va. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Bales Family.

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Prayers to all of the family during this difficult time.

Denise Paschal Armstrong Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

Frances and family so sorry to learn of Roger's passing. He and I went to elementary school together til high school then I lost contact with my classmates as I moved away. You all are in my prayers.

Carol Blevins Blackwell Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Connie Ferley Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

I was deeply saddened to learn that we have lost another classmate and friend. Although I had not seen Roger since our high school days, I have many fond memories of him. I will always remember him as being one of the nicest and most respected young men in our class. I will always cherish the friendship that we shared as teenagers. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Pennington=Eades Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dale Mercer Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

david musick Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Bales

david musick Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

Alan & family So sorry about the passing of your father. Praying that the Lord gives you strength and comfort during this time. Deepest sympathy, David Musick

david musick Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

Jennifer Larmer Carrico & Amber Nicole Carrico Apr 25 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Bales

Jennifer Larmer Carrico & Amber Nicole Carrico Apr 25 2017 12:00 AM

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