Alan Winfield Roads, 55 of rural Cloverdale, IN died Friday, September 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his friends and family after a courageous battle with cancer. Alan was born November 11, 1958 in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Robert G. and Adah V. (Haldt) Roads. Alan was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School Class of 1977, and a graduate of the American Line Builders Training School, earning the title of Journeyman Lineman. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 4 (Maple Avenue Methodist Church) and Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow Kickapoo Lodge 128, and was a 30 year member of the I. B. E. W. Local Union 1395 and 1393. Alan was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Blue Lodge #78 (Mooresville, IN) and enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, and mushroom hunting in the woods he loved. He had 30 years of service with Indianapolis Power and Light, holding various positions including Thermographer, Lineman, Dispatcher, and Patrolman. Alan was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter Brandi D. Roads of Jeffersonville, IN; step-daughter Brooke Thompson (Jeff) and step-grandchildren Alexis, Devin, Braden of Indianapolis, IN; brothers Timothy R. Roads, M.D. (Priscilla) of Clarksville, TN; David R. Roads (Susan) of Terre Haute, IN; and Paul E. Roads (Joan) of Cave Creek, AZ. Alan is also survived by nephew Andrew R. Roads, M.D. of Lexington, KY; niece Elizabeth J. (Thomas) Upchurch of Memphis, TN; niece Erin E. McDonough (Eric) of Sahuarita, AZ; nephew Robert D. Roads of Evansville, IN; and nieces Riley Roads of Cave Creek AZ, and Morgan Roads of Cave Creek, AZ. Additional survivors include great-nephew Asher Upchurch and great-niece Chloe McDonough.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Cunot Community Center (5530 Indiana Route 42, Poland, IN) from 2:00 p.m. until services at 3:00 with Reverend Sonny Haumesser officiating .
The family of Alan W. Roads wishes to thank Gentiva Hospice of Terre Haute and Alan’s neighbors in Croy Crest for their kindness and support. We would also like to thank the management and employees of Indianapolis Power and Light for their encouragement and compassion for Alan during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Cunot Community Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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