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 18, 2017Ethel “Murt” Virginia Nelson, 67, of Harrison, WV passed away July 18, 2017 at the home of her sister, Linda Richardson. Ethel was born May 8, 1950 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Jink and Ava Gray Nelson. She was preceded in death by
July 14, 2017James Junior Duffield, 93, of Gassaway, passed away July 14, 2017 at home. He was born September 16, 1923 in Gassaway. Junior was an Army veteran of WWII serving in Guam. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey Frame Duffield; sons, D
July 12, 2017Junior D. Rexroad, 87, of Chapel Road, Gassaway, passed away July 12, 2017 at home after a short illness. He was born November 23, 1929 in Braxton County a son of the late Clyde “Red” and Beva Deuly Rexroad. He was also preceded in death by br