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.
July 10, 2016John Wayne Cantrell, 59, of Sabraton, passed away July 10, 2016 at home, in his sleep. He was born September 7, 1956 at Gassaway. John had a great sense of humor. He was a natural artist and an avid outdoorsman. He loved running the hills of We...
July 10, 2016Johnny Dale Drake, 69, of O’Brion Creek, Duck, died July 10, 2016 at Clay Health Care Center, Big Otter. He was born May 14, 1947 in Clay County a son of the late Dora Boggs Morris and Lloyd Johnny Drake. He was a lifelong resident of Clay Co...
July 3, 2016Walter Glen “Doc” Schoolcraft, age 88, slipped quietly from this life on Sunday, July 3, at his home at Tague with his devoted wife of 63 years by his side. Doc was born May 17, 1928 in Rosedale, the son of Alex and Lydia Jenkins Schoolcraft. ...