The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


March 25, 2013

Roger Soots

Sunday, March 24, 2013 — Concord, N.C. – Roger Dale Soots, 63, of 4950 Miami Church Road, died at CMC-NorthEast on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, after seven years of illness.

Roger was born on October 22, 1949, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Robert Franklin Soots and the late Cleo Marian Byrd Soots. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Soots and a granddaughter, Jessica Dwyer.

Roger was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving as a MP in Saigon with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Big Lick Baptist Church and co-owner of R&G Construction.

A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Big Lick Baptist Church in Oakboro, N.C., conducted by Rev. Jeff Springer. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall after the service. At other times they will be at the residence.  

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Troutman Soots of the home; two daughters; Misty Dwyer of Concord and Brooke Foster (James)  of Oakboro; grandchildren, Jordan Dwyer, Haley Dwyer, Matthew Foster and Brandon Foster; four brothers, Larry Soots, Richard Soots, Ralph Soots and Robert Soots Jr.; and a sister, Joyce Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to his church: Big Lick Baptist Church, “Relay for Life,” 626 Big Lick Road, Oakboro, NC 28219.

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