Graveside services for Walter Rotchild Roman, 88, of Greenville, Mississippi, will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Greenville Cemetery. He died peacefully from heart complications Monday, March 30, 2015 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mr. Roman was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on November 8, 1926. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Earline Johnson Roman, his mother Evelyn Roman, and his father Isadore Roman. Walter is survived by his 3 children, Sara Ann Harris (Jack) of Inverness; Ted Walter Roman (Debi) of Starkville, and William “Bill” Johnson Roman of Flowood; 4 grandchildren, Emily Harris Soen (Philip) of Clinton, Jane Anna Harris Waide (Whit) of Starkville, John Montgomery Harris of Yazoo City, and Lauren Roman Goble (Ben) of Augusta, Georgia; 2 great grandchildren, Anastasia Elizabeth Soen, and Samantha Montgomery Soen, and another soon to be born great grandchild, Meriwether Montgomery Waide; and by his brother, Lewis Roman (Betty) of Memphis, Tn.
Mr. Roman was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Walter and Earline Roman were married in 1950 and spent their first years together in Starkville, and the remainder of their lives in Greenville. He faithfully worshiped at the First Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon and elder. Mr. Roman was a member of United States Marine Corps and served active duty in World War II in the Philippines and Japan.
“Bubba,” as he was known to his grandchildren, was a proud graduate of Mississippi State University and had a lifetime of fond memories following the Bulldogs . He was a farmer and avid golfer and outdoorsman. Mr. Roman loved time spent hunting at Montgomery Island, Tunica, and Catfish Point. Later in life he enjoyed working at Judge Little’s Sporting Goods in Greenville.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. John Jones of the Indianola Family Medical Clinic and to those who loved and cared for Bubba at Indywood. Your kindness, friendship, and attentiveness to him is deeply appreciated.
A visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or the charity of your choice.