“Coach”

Joe C. Roane, 84, of Carnesville, passed away Friday evening, April 12, 2019, at the Piedmont Athens Medical Center.

Born March 11, 1935, in Tiger, Georgia, he was the son of the late Lewis Edward “Ed” and Martha Elizabeth Justus Roane. He was the husband of the late Julianne Hall Roane, father of the late Fred O’Neil Roane, and brother of the late Lewis Roane and Tom Roane. He was a graduate of Piedmont College and obtained his Masters at the University of Georgia. He taught high school at Cumming, Stephens County, and Franklin County School Systems, and the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute. He worked for Toccoa Ford and many years for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

He is survived by two sons and daughter- in-laws, Hall and Dawn Roane, and Jody and Melissa Roane, all of Carnesville; nine grandchildren, Evan, Austin, Brittany, Heather, Will, Brady, Luke, Carter, and Hayden; and three great-grandchildren, Blakeley, Jamison, and Jason.

Services will be Monday at 11am at the Broad River Baptist Church, with Rev. Brandon Crunkleton. Interment will be in the Cross Roads Baptist Church.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home of Hall and Dawn Roane, and will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.