Ronald Kevin Roake Jr.

January 14, 1978April 4, 2018

Ronald “Kevin” Roake Jr, 40, passed away on April 4, 2018 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago after a brief illness. He was born on January 14, 1978 in Bloomington to Julie Ann Revis and Ronald Kevin Roake Sr. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Richard Lee Maloy: grandparents Martha Ilene Revis and David Bobby Revis; siblings Jennifer Lynn Keayes, Jason Brian Roake (Millie), and Julie Ann Roake II; and his fiance Tammy Lee Spencer. He is also survived by his children, Layne Kevin Roake; Kadin William Roake; Kodey Ryleigh Roake; Lucas Riddick Beecher; Maddison Elaine Nicole Beecher; Tallon Shea Roake; and Kenadee Lynn Mary Roake, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, lifelong friend, Joe Braun; and his rottweiler, Floki. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lois “June” Fox, grandfather Ronald Gene Roake and uncle Brian Kelly Roake. He worked as a professional painter and he was damn good at it! He enjoyed riding “The Bumblebee” (his dirtbike). He started riding around 4 years old and it turned into professional riding later on. He had a huge heart and was super loving, and extremely humorous. His family was everything to him. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day was his favorite holiday! He stopped drinking cold turkey with no help and was very proud to announce to anyone and everyone how many days he had been sober. Donations can be made to American Transplant Foundation.


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Aunt Jolene Byrne

June 18, 2018

To my dear nephew: It’s been a couple of months and still shocked your gone. I know we grew apart as adults but we grew up together as I was only 4 years older. The way you ate corn on the cob will cause me to think of you every time I see an ear of corn. I laughed so hard. You laughed right along with me. You had a great sense of humor. I wish we had made more time but those childhood memories were the best. I love you. I miss you.

Kelly White

May 2, 2018

I miss you so much baby bear. Aunt Kelly loves you. Give Grandma June and Uncle Brian a hug and kiss from me.

Jason Roake

April 8, 2018

I love you brother, remember all supercross events we went too. NASCAR race. I'll always keep u in my heart.

Susan Gresham Bennett

April 6, 2018

Julie and Kevin Sr, I don't think I ever had the privilege of meeting your son, however I am certain he was a great person. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and bring peace to your broken hearts.

Tammi Holmes

April 6, 2018

You made me laugh the first time mom brought u around i really liked u and now u can watch my mom and keep her safe fly high and i can see the laughter in heaven with all ur funny antics

Amber Mattingly

April 6, 2018

May your legend live on my were a great person ♡