Andrew Roth

Andrew Charles Roth, 55, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his Signal Mountain home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Andy graduated from Clemson University in 1980 and received a masters of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. He was a partner in the firm of Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson which he joined in 1983 and in which he practiced until his death. Andy loved his family and friends. He enjoyed travel, photography, the monthly game with his "poker brothers", and the simple pleasures of working in his yard. Architecture was both his profession and passion. He designed a number of notable buildings in the area, among them the new library, the Aquatic & Recreation Center, and the Engineering, Math and Computer Science building, as well as other buildings on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He also designed the glass Holmberg Bridge to the Hunter Art Museum, Heritage High School in Catoosa County, Finley Stadium, and the Chattanooga Convention Center, and provided architectural and design services for the Chattanooga Airport from the design and construction of the new terminal through the current renovation. He served as president of the Chattanooga American Institute of Architects from 2012-2013. His father and mother, Clayton and Lela Roth preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife Susan, their children, Callie and John; sisters, Christina (Tony) Weddington, JoAnna (Frank) Hare; brother, John (Sara) Roth; stepmother, Jo Bethea Roth; father-in-law and mother-in law, Jim and Sue Nance; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott Nance and Jayne Peterson; and well loved nieces, nephews, grand-niece and grand-nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Signal Mountain. The family will receive friends in the parish hall of the Church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Visit to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home. 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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