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.
March 15, 2019Teeia Ania Shriver Goodson, 31, of Spencer, died March 15, 2019 at home from injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born February 2, 1988 in Waukegan, Illinois to Jo Ania Paxton Steele and Herold Francis Shriver. Teeia was a homemaker. S
March 15, 2019Shirley Kay Lemon, 74, of Chapel Rd., Gassaway, WV went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the early morning. She was born February 11, 1945 in Gassaway, a daughter of the late Darrell “Thomp” Thompson and Sara Marie Metz Thompso
March 6, 2019Lisa Ann Harris, 56, of Gassaway peacefully passed away and victoriously went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2019. She was born November 17, 1962 in Germany to Ruby Lockard of Gassaway and the late James E. Lockard. Lisa was a dedicated wife,