Welcome To Roach Funeral Home
Our goal is to give the families that we serve, a warm and relaxed home to come to at a difficult time – when compassion, sincerity and professionalism are paramount.
“The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our business!”
The history of our funeral home began in 1906 under the direction of W.P. Bartlett. The funeral home was located on Elk Street, downtown Gassaway and also served as a furniture store.
In 1930 Lloyd Bartlett, son of W.P. Bartlett, took over the business. In 1948 he rebuilt the funeral home in a new location on Braxton Street where it still remains.
Karl Skidmore purchased the business in 1967 and sold it in 1975 to it’s Present day owner, Richard M. Roach.
Richard and his son Ryan M. Roach, after becoming licensed in 1995, have been sucessfully running the business.
May 17, 2019Charlene Rose Belknap, 67, of Exchange, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home. She was born October 4, 1951 in Cambridge, Ohio a daughter of the late Raymond Hoopingarner and Anna Marie Lawrence Hoopingarner. In addition to her parents she wa
May 6, 2019William “Bill” Rollyson, 63, of Wilsie, passed away May 6, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born February 12, 1956 in Gassaway a son of the late Paul Revere Rollyson and Theresa May Asalone Rollyson. Bill was a
May 1, 2019Evelyn Sue Woodrum, 69, of Riffle passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. She was born January 2, 1950 in Clendenin, WV to the late Samuel Lee and Cleo Carte Lee. For most of Evelyn’s working life she was a c