July 11, 2011
Kevin Rohe, son of former Tennessee track & field and cross country coach Chuck Rohe, died unexpectantly Tuesday July 5th at his home in Orlando, Fla.
Kevin's father, Chuck, who also served as the executive director of Florida Citrus Sports, coached the Vols from 1962-71, leading UT to 15 consecutive SEC track titles from the 1964 indoor campaign until the 1971 indoor season. His troops also posted six cross country titles, part of the Big Orange's incredible 21-meet SEC track/cross country winning streak under his watch.
Kevin graduated from Bearden High School and attended Virginia Tech, where he was as a member of the track team as a pole vaulter. He graduated from Tennessee with a degree in finance and real estate.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 13 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church at 4851 South Apopka-Vineland Road in Orlando. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.
See obituary below as it appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinal and Orlando Sentinel:
Kevin David Rohe, - passed away July 5. Memorial service will be July 13, at 2:00 p.m., reception following, at St. Luke's Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando FL. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Habitat for Humanity. Kevin was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on September 13, 1954. He was the eldest child of Charles Rohe and Jeanne Holford. He graduated from Bearden High school in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended Virginia Tech and was on the track team. He graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in finance and real estate. He was on avid Tennessee fan. "Go Vols". He is survived by his wife, Cathy Rohe; daughters, Caroline Rohe (18) and Katherine Rohe (14); his sister, Connie Bishop and Joe Bishop of Roswell, GA; mother, Jeanne Holford of Roswell, GA, and his father, Charles Rohe and Dana Rohe of Orlando, FL. He had enjoyed life in Central Florida since 1988. He enjoyed playing poker with the boys, cheering on the Magic and traveling to historical landmarks with his daughters. In the past, he was a member of the Florida Citrus Sports Association. He was instrumental in the redevelopment of the Wedgefield, subdivision; friends nick-named Kevin the "Mayor of Wedgefield". He lived life like a monopoly game, buying and selling property, and building custom homes. He enjoyed his time as a general contractor. He was instrumental in the building one of the first local homes that was "fire-wise" and storm resistant. His family will greatly miss him, and we will regret him missing the milestones of his daughters' lives. Mostly we will miss his charismatic smile.