Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Roger Fredrick Ham Jr.

July 8, 1944August 1, 2019

Roger Fredrick Ham Jr., age 75, of Claremont, NC, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 8, 1944 in Ashe County, NC, he was the son of the late Roger Frederick Ham, Sr. and Virginia Marie Howell Ham.

Roger was a maintenance supervisor in the textile industry and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 54 years, Doris Sherrill Ham of the home; sons, Roger E. Ham Sr. and wife, Sherry, Kristian W. Ham and wife, Cara; brother, Allen Ham; sisters, Virginia Dare Hinkley, Katherine Wilson, Vivian Gilliam, Cindy Ham, Jonnie Watts, Carla Simmons; grandchildren, Daniel Poland, Brandon Ham, Roger E. Ham, Jr., Cody Ham, Tyler Terry, Alex Ham; great-grandchildren, Parker Javrin, Camren Ham, Rylan Ham, Bryson Ham and Evelyn Rose Ham.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Eric Hollar and Rev. Eric Hauss officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Drum Funeral Home in Conover, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Rd., Claremont, NC 28610.

Condolences may be sent to the Ham family at www.drumfh-conover.com

The Ham family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Service of Remembrance Sunday, August 4, 2019


Roger Fredrick Ham Jr.

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Robbin Sigmon

August 5, 2019

I'm so sorry for your Loss. I just seen that Mr. Roger Ham, Sr. Has passed away. I'd like to send my sincere condolences to the family. I've lived just up the road to this family and went to school with Roger Jr.. I'm sadden, I didn't know before now or . I'd would of came to the reception. May The Lord send Angels to comfort you and your whole family. I hope the wrap their wings around you all with compassion and comfort. To heal all your pain of this Great Loss.
He will be missed. But, never forgotten.
Robbin Sigmon.

Anna Carol Spencer

August 3, 2019

Doris, Kris n family,
My love thoughts and prayers are with you ALL!! What a special friend and family!! He always was so kind sweet and special!!! The world has lost a special man!! God be with you all and cherish the memories n never let them go!! Say his name n talk about him n he will ALWAYS be with u!
God bless,
Anna Carol