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.
January 16, 2020Edna F. Crislip, 90, of Frametown, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Braxton Health Care Center. She was born August 4, 1929 a daughter of the late Fred and Pricie Bishop Hall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husban
January 15, 2020Everett “Joe” Crocket Sears, 94, passed away on January 15, 2020 in Bridgeport, WV. He was from Widen, WV and the husband of Lucille Sears (Strickland). They shared 69 years of marriage together. Born on December 7, 1925 in Strange Creek,
January 14, 2020Billy Joe Clutter, 83, of Gassaway, passed away January 14, 2020 at home. He was born January 8, 1937 in Webster County son of the late Virgil Clutter and Virgie Mae Fisher Clutter. Billy was on oil field worker for many years. He was a hard