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.
November 8, 2018Steven Lee Richardson, 40, of Ripley passed away November 8, 2018. He was born April 9, 1978 in Summersville, WV. He was a huge WVU football fan and loved to play on his Xbox. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Richardson. He
November 8, 2018Gary Lee Mick of Strange Creek, WV, went to be with his Lord on November 8, 2018 at the age of 78 years old. He was born on October 2, 1940, son to Wade Mick and Elsie Dobbins Mick of Wilsie, WV. Weighing less than two pounds when he was born, he
November 7, 2018William Everett “Tink” Rose, 95, of Gassaway, passed away November 7, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born April 1, 1923, in Gassaway to the late Everett O. Rose and Lovie Smarr. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary