OBITUARY

James A. Roskey

October 30, 1929June 2, 2021
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On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, God had our daddy, James Roskey, in His loving arms. Services will be held at 4:00pm Friday, June 11, 2021 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Loyd Hall officiating. Visitation will be 3:00-4:00pm Friday, June 11, 2021, prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:00pm Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Chriesman Cemetery in the Chriesman community in Burleson County.

James Alton Roskey was born on October 30, 1929 in the Chriesman community to Otto Herman Roskey and Maggie Robbins Roskey. On December 25, 1947, it was God’s plan for him to unite in marriage to the love of his life, Edith Dois Ryan. James was an engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad. He also helped our mom on all her many remodels and projects so they could be together. James was preceded in death by his wife, Dois, on November 3, 2020; his parents; and two sisters, Faye Roskey Sprill and Cleo Roskey Carroll Brown; three brothers, Norman Eugene Roskey, Walter Miles Roskey and Otto Vernon Roskey.

Survivors include one brother, Henry Charles Roskey (Margie) of Temple; three children, Marvin Roskey (Marilyn) of Austin, Lloyd Roskey (Shirley) of Temple and DiAnn Mundkowsky (Harvey) of Temple; nine grandchildren, Shane Roskey, Justin Roskey (Diana), Reece Roskey, Andrew Roskey, Jason Roskey, Rebekah Schlegel (Jeremy), Keith Allison, Ryan Allison and Blake Woolbright; and ten great grandchildren, Matthew Roskey, Leona Lora Roskey, Charlie Roskey, Riggs Roskey, Taylor Schlegel, Collin Schlegel, Cooper Allison, Caysen Allison, Cayden Allison and Hagen Miles Woolbright.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 (www.stjude.org).

  • FAMILY

  • Edith Dois Roskey, Wife (deceased)
  • Marvin Roskey (Marilyn), Son
  • Lloyd Roskey (Shirley), Son
  • DiAnn Mundkowsky (Harvey), Daughter
  • Henry Charles Roskey (Margie), Brother
  • Shane Roskey, Grandchild
  • Justin Roskey (Dianna), Grandchild
  • Reece Roskey, Grandchild
  • Andrew Roskey, Grandchild
  • Jason Roskey, Grandchild
  • Rebekah Schlegel (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Keith Allison, Grandchild
  • Ryan Allison, Grandchild
  • Blake Woolbright, Grandchild
  • Matthew Roskey, Great Grandchild
  • Leona Lora Roskey, Great Grandchild
  • Charlie Roskey, Great Grandchild
  • Riggs Roskey, Great Grandchild
  • Taylor Schlegel, Great Grandchild
  • Collin Schlegel, Great Grandchild
  • Cooper Allison, Great Grandchild
  • Caysen Allison, Great Grandchild
  • Cayden Allison, Great Grandchild
  • Hagen Miles Woolbright, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Sunday, June 13, 2021

Memories

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Michael Brock

June 25, 2021

James was a best friend to the Brock family. I can’t praise nor thank James enough for his caring and friendship to me and my family. Both mom and dad loved him so much. I’ve never known a better person in my life. I’ve been blessed as have my parents to call him a friend. I will miss him so much. Our talks were priceless. I know he and Mrs Roskey will enjoy the dances in heaven with their dance friends. I know mom and dad were their to greet him. Wish my prayers to Dianne and the Roskey family.

Barbara Procter

June 20, 2021

I am so sad to see this news! There are not enough words to describe Mr. and Mrs. Roskey! I’m so blessed to have known them and pray you have peace and comfort knowing they are together again and pain free!

Eldon & Loretta Schulze

June 10, 2021

James Alton has been our friend for a lot of years. He was truly a wonderful man in every way. We also had a mutual friend, Louis Garvin who thought the world of him. Angels are rejoicing!!

RJ McKay

June 6, 2021

A great Engineer and a better man. Always enjoyed talking with him back in the railroad days and even after he retired. Photo taken in 2013.

Becky Rucker McEntire

June 6, 2021

I am sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers Diane❤️

Cathy Cantrell Mueller

June 5, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He has rejoined the love of his life. May you be comforted in all the love your sweet parents shared with you. They were great folks.

Billy B Rowton

June 5, 2021

Condolences to all the family especially Dianne and Harvey. Worked with James for years and although our political views differed, we were still friends, and I will miss him.

FRANK BROCK

June 5, 2021

SORRY TO HEAR OF JAMES PASSING. I WAS ALWAYS GLAD TO SEE HIM WHEN HE CAME IN THE SFE YARD OFFICE AT SOMERVILLE. HE WAS ALWAYS CHEERFUL AND IT SEEMED TO RUB OFF ON ALL AROUND HIM. A GOOD MAN.

Mellicent Sikes Wiley

June 4, 2021

Diane & Family: I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My heart goes out to you. It is so hard to lose both parents.

Mellicent (Sikes) Wiley
THS Class of 1969

Shana Bruggman

June 4, 2021

Diann and family,
I am so sorry to see your sweet Dad has passed. He and your Mom are together again! Sending prayers for peace and comfort during your grief.

All Our Love,
Shana Bruggman and the Meridian of Temple Family

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