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John Sheridan ‘Jack’ Roush

November 4, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

John Sheridan "Jack" Roush, 51, of Vienna, passed away Nov. 1, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born Aug. 6, 1961, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Paul Leighton Roush Jr. and Alice Sheridan Roush.

Jack graduated from Belpre High School and attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and Parkersburg Community College. Jack was a former owner of The Hill House in Parkersburg for 18 years. He managed The Cracker Barrel in Mineral Wells, was owner of First Settlement Restaurant in Marietta and was manager of Applebee's in Marietta and Vienna.

He was a 3rd degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Parkersburg. Jack was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg, and was a candidate in the Permanent Diaconate Formation Program of the Wheeling/Charleston Diocese. He was a former president of the P.T.O. at Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School. Jack was very community minded and is still a candidate for Mayor of Vienna.

Jack is survived by his wife, Melinda L. Epling Roush, whom he married in 1986; two daughters, Sheridan Mae Roush of Beijing, China, and Leighton Ann Epling Roush of Vienna; two sons, John Anthony "Tony" Roush (Emily) of Morgantown and Dryden Louis Roush of the home; two sisters, Jennie Antes (Jim) of Hudson, Ohio, and Sarah Bento (Mike) of Toledo, Ohio; his aunt, Ann Scott of Parkersburg; aunt, Sharon Sheridan of Williamstown; aunt and uncle, Peggy and Jeff Sheridan of Parkersburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, O.B. and Renee Epling of Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Norma Sheridan; his paternal grandparents, Paul Leighton Roush Sr. and Edith Roush; uncle, Jim Sheridan; and a brother-in-law.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg, W.Va., with Father Neil Buchlein and Father Edward Bell officiating. A visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Vienna, where rosary service will be 8:30 p.m. today.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Schrader Youth Ballet, P.O. Box 292, Parkersburg, WV 26102. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family reminds you, "Please Vote For Jack."

Those wishing to sign the online guest register please go to



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