Roark Montgomery
Navarro County, Texas


Biography Index || Navarro County - World War I


Lieut. Roark Montgomery, of Corsicana, was born October 6, 1895, and was educated in the Emhouse High School and the A. & M. College.  Entered the service July 15, 1917.  Trained at Washington, D. C. and was assigned to the U. S. S. Salem and was in convoy service between Boston and the Canal Zone.  At time data was gathered he was still in service, on duty as Paymaster on the U. S. S. Salem.

History of Texas World War Heroes - World War 1

Roark Montgomery, Sr.
Oct 6, 1895 - Feb 21, 1965


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 4, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jewell (Carroll) Corwin-Montgomery; s/o Morrison T. Montgomery & Addie Viola (DeRusha) Montgomery buried in Pattison cemetery, Emhouse, TX


Montgomery Is Improved; Need Blood Donors

Roark Montgomery, Sr., who underwent surgery in Baylor hospital Monday night and Tuesday morning was reported considerably improved Friday night.

Additional blood donations are needed and arrangements have been made for taking of the blood at Memorial hospital laboratory.



Retired Navy Captain Dies After Surgery

Roark Montgomery, Sr., 69, retired United States Navy Captain, realtor, 1555 West Fifth avenue, died in Baylor hospital in Dallas Sunday afternoon following major surgery earlier in the week.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church of which he was a member.

Born, October 6, 1895 at Emhouse, Montgomery graduated from Texas A. and M. College and then entered the Navy, serving in both World Wars I and II, retiring in 1948, returning to Corsicana to reside.

Montgomery was active in civic and other circles and served once as a city commissioner. He was active in the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, past post commander. He was engaged in real estate for several years.

A week ago he was elected as chairman of the Salvation Army advisory board and was scheduled to have been installed Tuesday night had he not become ill. The banquet-meeting has been postponed until March 23. He served as vice chairman of the advisory board in 1964 and had been active in this work for years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Roark Montgomery, Jr., Corsicana; Carroll Montgomery, Abilene and Hank L. Corwin, Waco; six grandchildren; a brother, Sam Montgomery, Dallas; two sisters, Miss Linnie Kate Montgomery, Dallas, and Mrs. F. C. Chiapetti, Flagstaff, Ariz., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Moore, Doyle Collins, Bob Lavender, Bob Gladney, Ben Blackmon, Dick Everett, Granville Carroll, Roosevelt Pease, Alton Justiss and T. L. Carlisle.




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