In Memory

Tom Roat

Tom Roat

Thomas Bernard Roat, age 39, of Davisburg passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Genesys Health Care in Grand Blanc. He was born on June 7, 1970 in Caro to the late Bernard and Velma (Grace) Roat.

Tom was a 1989 graduate of Caro High School, and then attended Davenport University, majoring in Business. He was employed by AVI FOODSYSTEMS as a general manager at Wayne State University. Tom loved his dogs, Pookie and Aspen, and doted on them. He enjoyed people and spending time on Facebook, playing games on the computer, Nintendo Wii, and gardening. Family was extremely important to Tom, and he became president of the Grace Reunion. He was becoming very involved in Cancer related activities.

He is survived by his life partner, Jason Dupras of Davisburg; his siblings, Gary (Laura) Anderson of Caro, Mike (Jennifer) Anderson of Fairgrove, Sandy Ewald of Caro, Rodney Anderson of Texas, Rick (Linda) Roat of Burton, Teresa (Rodney) Brown of Caro and Scott (Marianne) Roat of Burton; three aunts, Marion Noell of Burton, Lillian (Dale) Nelson of Burton and Barbara Miller of Florida; Tom’s second family, the Dupras family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the remainder of his siblings.

The funeral service will be held at the Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Chris Taylor facilitating.

Cremation will follow the service.

Visitation will be held at the Collon Funeral Home on Monday, March 1, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Thomas B. Roat family discretionary fund, c/o Teresa Brown, 302 S. State St., Caro, MI 48723.