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.
April 24, 2016Vencil Elton Estep, 80, of Frametown, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 24, 2016 He was born on October 30, 1935 to the late Wilbur Estep and Katherine Jones. He was married to Delores Cantleberry Estep on June 9, 1957 in Spencer, ...
April 22, 2016Cheryl Ann Patterson Parks, 59, of Frametown, passed away April 22, 2016 at Salem Center Nursing Home. She was born July 14, 1956 in Ohio. Cheryl was a nurse’s aide and a taxi driver. She enjoyed fishing, family and the internet. She was p...
April 16, 2016Wayne Lawson Walker, II, 57, of Richmond, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne or “Jay” as he was known by many family and friends, was born in Lew...