Math Club 1, 2;

Latin Club 1, 2;

Science Club 2, 3;

Football 1, 3;

Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4;

Monogram Club 2, 3, 4.

* 4/13/1950 - 11/21/2021 *

     James Alvin "Al" Roser passed from this life peacefully in the presence of his wife and family on Sunday, November 21st, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 71 after a hard-fought battle with liver cancer for the past 15 months.

     Al and Barb, middle school and high school sweethearts, were reunited after a couple of decades and fell in love again. They shared another 23 years together in marriage and built many memories with their combined households. Al was loving, cheerful, very generous with family and friends. He was known as "Al Pop" to his grands and "Big Al" to his clients and customers. Whether it was smoking BBQ on his back porch or the lead chef of a fish fry at the river, he was a Grill Master at every type of grilling! He also loved boats, reading, telling jokes, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

     After graduating from Westwood High School, he attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. Al served his country with the US Army.

     Al is survived by the love of his life, Barbara "Barb" Roser, his sister, Patricia "Patsy", his 4 children: 2 sons, Chris (White) and Jon (Roser); 2 stepdaughters, Holly (Hand) and Andrea (Thompson); his 3 granddaughters, Courtney, Emily and Cassidy and great grand-daughter, Olivia.

     Al was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Lee Reeves and Murrell Roser, his brother, Richard, and his grandparents.

     A heartfelt thank you goes to the caring staff of his many doctors and nurses at Baptist Memorial Hospital, and his oncologist and staff, Dr. Shaleish Satpute with Baptist Cancer Center, and Meritan's Home and Health. There was a Celebration of Life planned in the near future. Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at

Donations in his memory can be made to any of the following non-profits:

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Memphis: (
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest - Lubbock: (

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