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 13, 2018Francis Kyle Putnam, 48, of Gassaway, passed away June 13, 2018 at home. He was born July 24, 1969 to the late Fletcher Gaston “Buck” Putnam and Juanita McPherson Putnam. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, To
June 10, 2018Bennie Crislip, 89, of Frametown, passed away June 10, 2018 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway. He was a blacksmith, a construction worker, and a member of the Dessie Baptist Church. Bennie is survived his wife, Edna F. Crislip; two
June 9, 2018Thomas “Tommy” Adams, 59 of Gassaway, passed away June 9, 2018 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long but good fight against cancer. He was born January 12, 1959, in Gassaway, WV. He was a truck driver for most of his life, enjoye