David Arthur Roat

May 10, 1932September 5, 2013

ROAT, DAVID A. David A. Roat, age 81, of Burton, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Genesys Health Park. Mr. Roat was born May 10, 1932 in Flint the son of Harry and Neva Roat. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he earned a Bronze Star at Pork Chop Hill. David was a member of V.F.W. Post 2777 and was past Post Commander several times. He loved his sports especially the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. David retired from A.C. Spark Plug as a set-up man after 42 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Bernadine Roat; children, Michael Roat, Mitchell (Jeanette) Roat, Barbara Kolasky, Jan Hoeppner, Jill Fitz, Terry Kolasky; grandchildren, Jeremy, Mark, Michael and his wife Dustin; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters, Mildred, Joyce, Alice; brother, Darrol; his dog Ginger who was a good companion. Mr. Roat was preceded in death by his first wife Geraldine, sister, Betty and brothers, Richard and Harry. Friends may visit the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI. The Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Flint Memorial Park. The family will be having a memorial lunch held at 2pm following the service at V.F.W. Post # 277 on Belsay Rd. Share your condolences with the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Keith McLain

September 21, 2013

He was a good man and great neighbor, always remembered your name.

Doug McLain

September 21, 2013

Sorry to hear this was a great man

Barbara Kolasky

September 19, 2013

The family of David Roat also appreciated all of the lovely flower arrangements.

September 17, 2013

The family of Bernadine Roat and children would like to thank all of you who have remembered David with cards, letters and kind words. Your sympathy and your presence at his services and burial were greatly appreciated. For those of you who couldn't be with us we know that we were in your thoughts and prayers.

your grandkids

September 12, 2013

We love you grandpa

Alanna Ayre

September 11, 2013

Mr. Roat was such a sweet man. I worked at Belsay Medical Pharmacy and enjoyed talking to him about the Veterans. Sympathy to the family he will be greatly missed.

Michael D. Roat

September 11, 2013

Grandpa We Will Always Have You And Your Spirits Within Our Hearts, You Touched Alot Of People In A great Way You Were More To Me Than A Grand Father You Were More Like A Best Friend Ill Never Forget The Good Times We Had Like Going 2 The Generals Games, Bowling & Exc No Matter What You Always Had A Smile On Your Face Weather It Was A Good Day Or Not Having You In My Life Made Me The Man I Am Today I Was Going The Wrong Direction And You Got In The Way And Pushed Me Back Within Your Presence You Never Gave Up On Me Or My Family I Will Always Miss You But I No Your In The Lords Hands Watching Over All Of Us In A Better Place R.I.P Grandpa I Love You
More Then All The Fishes In The Sea....................................Your First Grandson

Larry & Sadonna Myers

September 10, 2013

To the Roat family,
Another well-known citizen of Burton has now left our midst, but not our memory. Blessings to all of you.

The Myers family

Michael Roat

September 10, 2013

Michael & Dustin Roat

September 10, 2013