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.
August 16, 2017Marlene Noble Hunter, 79, of Gassaway, WV, passed peacefully at home, after a brief illness on August 16, 2017. Marlene was born on December 31, 1937 in Manila, WV. She was preceded in death by her father, “Dick” Workman and mother, Faye Varne
August 14, 2017Billie Sue Hamil, 71, of Little Birch, West Virginia passed away on August 14, 2017 after a long illness. She will be forever remembered by her son, Robert D. Hamil of Sutton, WV and his longtime friend Kim; her daughter, Laura F. Green and husban
August 9, 2017Duane E. Cart, 69, of Strange Creek, passed away August 9, 2017 at home. He was born April 27, 1948 at St. Albans, WV a son of the late Ralph W. and Marble Tyler Cart. Duane was a retired head custodian for Braxton County High School and a wate