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 26, 2016Harley D. “Budgie” Adkins, 81, of Harrison, passed away June 26, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born February 1, 1935 at Harrison a son of the late Oscar and Vannie Elswick Adkins. In addition to his parents he was also ...
June 26, 2016Helen L. Traugh, 89, of Gassaway, WV, passed away June 26, 2016 at home. She was born June 24, 1927 at Exchange, WV, a daughter of the late Melvin and Ada Gerwig Cutlip. She was married to the late Robert L. Traugh. Helen was retired from the B...
June 21, 2016Clara Barker of Exchange passed this life on June 21, 2016 at the Glenville Center Nursing Home at the age of 92 years. Clara was born August 31, 1923 to the late Lewis and Elsie Stonestreet Barker at Leather Bark, Gilmer County. She leaves thr...