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.
June 21, 2017Paul Clifford Starcher, 76, of Gassaway, passed away June 21, 2017 at home. He was born August 2, 1940 a son of the late Willie and Annie Keener Starcher. He was a farmer who plowed many gardens in the community and a member of the Little Otter
June 9, 2017David Michael Perrine, 22, of Flatwoods, WV, passed away, Friday June 9, 2017, on a hilltop on Bear Run Road, Sutton, WV. David was born January 16, 1995 to Larry and Sandra (Shaver) Perrine. David graduated from Braxton County High School in 2013
June 6, 2017Donnie Dencil Belknap, 81, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of June 6, 2017 at his New Concord, OH residence. Donnie was born in Exchange, WV on December 10, 1935. He is the son of the late Donnie and Juanita (Rockhold) Belknap. H