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.
August 18, 2016Savina R. Allen, 91, of Frametown, WV, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. She was born in South Charleston, WV on August 31, 1924 to the late John Corbett and Mattie B. Samples. Savina was married to her beloved husband Forrest “Foss” E. ...
August 16, 2016Dennis Glen Moyers, 80, of Wilsie, passed away August 16, 2016 at home. He was born February 18, 1936 in Braxton County a son of the late Dennis Orville and Glenna Ramsey Moyers. He was owner of Moyers TV Sales and Repairs and Moyers Store in W...
August 13, 2016Dennis “Denny” Lee Cottrill, Jr, 33, of Braxton County, passed away August 13, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born April 7, 1983 in Beckley. Denny was a directional driller for Nomac Drilling. He was a 2001 g...