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 15, 2018Zella Marie Keen, 65, of Gassaway passed away on April 15, 2018 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. She was born September 10, 1952 to the late Loring Carte and Mamie Lou Gill Carte. Also preceding her in death were three brothe
April 15, 2018Cheryl Colette Phillips, 49, of Gassaway, passed away April 15, 2018. She was born September 8, 1968 in St. Louis, MO. Cheryl was a manager at the Gassaway Long John Silver’s Restaurant. Being with her friends was Cheryl’s favorite hobby.
April 4, 2018Benjamin “Ben" T. Vincent, 61, of Heaters, WV left this earth to be with the Lord on April 4, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV following a brief but heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the CEO of Braxton County Memorial