Roscoe Richard Routt, age 81, of Charlotte Court House, Virginia, passed on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. He was born on December 5, 1942, to the late Roscoe Herman and Jewel Maxwell Routt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Joan Routt; and his son, Roscoe Dean Routt.

Roscoe enjoyed working on his farm and spending time with his family.

Roscoe is survived by his children, Wesley Scott Routt, Jamie Routt (Kellie), Barbara Vanderpool (Preston); and numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Routt Family Cemetery Charlotte Court House, VA, with the Reverend Tony Reeves officiating. Public viewing will be held Saturday, February 3, from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home. The Browning- Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    To the family of Rosco he was a great man any time we call for hay he was right here no matter how he felt or what he doing he was a great friend to us always coming by and checking on us may God be with you all during this difficult time he will truly be missed by all RIP Rosco

  2. Brenda Routt

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    Barbara, Wesley Sr., and Jamie & Kelley and all the grandchildren, we are sorry we can’t be with you at the funeral. Our hearts will be with you, as well as our love and prayers. I’m glad I had Bunny as a brother-in-law. There will never be anyone like him. I love each one.

  3. Henry Womack

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    Wesley and family, so sorry to hear about Roscoe. He a great man and a hard worker. Always remember the good times that you had together and remember that he is in a better place. Henry and Shelia Womack

  4. Judy Bennett

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    R.i. p Roscoe Routt. one of the greatest people I had the pleasure to know. He was a kind gentle soul and will be greatly missed by so many. my condolences to Wesley , Barbara and Jamie. and all the grandchildren. much love. from Judy and Clint.

  5. Tabitha Lester

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    Prayers and love to the family.
    I’ve known Roscoe(Pop) since I was 19,he was my landlord at the trailer and the cabin1442 (Home Sweet Home) is what I always said and felt. He was like family and a good, honest, hard working family man.He will definitely be missed,never forgotten. ❤️Rest in peaceful paradise Pop!

  6. Karen Hansel

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    Roscoe Routt was my hay man, then landlord of pasture for my horses, but most of all my friend. Through the years we had MANY tailgate conversations. When Barbara came with him we all had great conversations and laughed a lot. We talked about all kinds of things. Lots of fond memories! Roscoe was the ultimate family man! He wanted nothing but the best for his loved ones. He ADORED his wife Barbara and it showed in every aspect of his life! He loved his children and grandchildren and everything he built through his different business ventures, land/property ventures, farming ventures was all for them. He wanted them to have the legacy he built for them. Have something when he was gone for them to be set for life. He bought Barbara a lake house for them to enjoy as the lake was her favorite place to be. He talked of it often!
    He may have been a big Burley and extremely strong man but he had the softest heart of anyone I’ve ever known! He loved his customers and really enjoyed delivering hay to them. Never did he charge for fuel and was always ready to jump and bring what his customers needed. IF… you could get ahold him! He was old school and never had a cell phone or an answering machine!! Many times, I’d just go find him! I loved going to his beautiful log cabin and visit with him and Barbara! So going to find him was something I actually looked forward too! If you really wanted to get ahold of him.. the time to call was between 9 and midnight when he was lounging in front of his favorite old western shows.
    He showed up one day to the house, not too long after my husband , Tom died. He looked so lost. Tears welled up. He asked me… How do I do this? I figured you’d know what to say to make me feel better. It was then I realized.. he’s lost Barbara, his beautiful wife. My eyes flowed with him. We sat on the tailgate side by side for a very long time. No words. Just tears. Finally I told him.. you don’t do this. It does you. We talked a while longer about how bad it hurts, that half of you will be gone forever. The part of you that’s left will be hurting a long time. We talked about the importance of our family that’s left and spending time with them is crucial. That was such a sad day . After that for quite some time his grandson helped with deliveries. Roscoe was never the same after he lost Barbara. My heart broke for him. He is now with her again and both in no pain or impairments. It does help ease the pain a little knowing he is with her!
    But I will miss him terribly. I will miss our conversations about life. How good it used to be. The old days. The now, and how harsh this world has become.
    The weirdest thing happened a few days before he went to the hospital. I was heading to work, I was closing my gate at end of driveway and I heard my phone in the car and someone was saying.. HELLO?! Are you there?! It was Roscoe! I must have hit my phone somehow and it dialed him! So weird because it was locked in my pocket. I ran to the car to turn off the car speaker so he could actually hear me and I figured since I have him on the phone, I will get some hay! I wasn’t even close to needing any. But.. what the heck! So I asked him to bring a load. He was there the next day and he seemed really distressed. He talked about how worried he was about land taxes and Insurance and what would happen to his kids and grandchildren if he left them the properties.. how could they ever afford the rising costs. We talked a very long time about the subject of what happens “after” and things he could do to keep things easier for his family . Sadly , it was our last conversation.
    In retrospect I know God made that call from my phone. I know in my heart Roscoe felt something was just not right with his health. He just didn’t say anything.
    His time on earth has now ended. My heart is broken for his kids, Barbara, Wesley and Jamie(Kellie) and all the grandchildren. My heart hurts for my friend who I will miss dearly. I truly loved him to pieces. Still do and my heart will hurt for a very long time.

    Roscoe.. say hi to your Beautiful wife, and know you are both in my prayers and I will pray for healing hearts for your family! I will never forget you and some day, we will see each other again!

  7. Crystal Stearnes Gibbs

    02 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    To the family I send my deepest condolences and strongest prayers for comfort during this time. I have known the Routt family since I was a kid they were always kind to me & have been good friends.
    Prayers Crystal Stearnes Gibbs

  8. Janet schipper

    05 February 2024 2 weeks ago

    Roscoe will truly be missed by me and so many other people I have not known Roscoe for as long as many of the other folks who have commented but Roscoe was always so good to me and always was there to bring Hay if I needed it for my horses he even came by and checked on us one time when he hadn’t heard from us for a while I had a chance to meet Barbara his wife and got to speak with her a few times Our prayers are with the family and friends that will truly miss Roscoe.

  9. John Routt Jr.

    08 February 2024 2 weeks ago

    I just learned today of Roscoe’s passing. He was my double second cousin. We both attended Worsham High School prior to it shutting down and in later years we would ride motorcycles together on occasion. I was on the road for a time and worked out of state for over forty years. I only saw Roscoe once during that time but remember him as an all around great guy. He was definitely a man to have in your corner. Rest in peace Roscoe

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