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.
July 4, 2018Faye Ellen Holmes, 68, of Gassaway, passed away July 4, 2018 at home. She was born April 24, 1950 in Rome, NY daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Marion Vancourt. Faye was a homemaker and enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the guitar.
July 3, 2018Mary Azalee Carr Perrine, of 94, of Elizabeth, WV passed away July 3, 2018 at the Willows Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born April 15, 1924 in Braxton County to the late William Houston and Anna Iowa Dobbins Carr. After retiring from the Wir
July 2, 2018Mable M. Otto, 90, of Charleston, WV went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2018 after a long illness. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Strange Creek, WV. She was married to the love of her life, William (Bill) Otto. Mable worked in retail and wo