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 Fred Irvin Roach

Fred Irvin Roach

Birth
Axton, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 May 2006 (aged 91)
Martinsville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 100126816 · View Source
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PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS
WORLD WAR II

Son of D. Franklin Roach and Maud Roach and husband of Mary Jane Roach

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN
Fred I. Roach
The graveside funeral for Fred Irvin Roach, 91, of 189 Wild Flower Lane, Martinsville, who died May 19, 2006, at his home, was held Sunday at Roselawn Burial Park with Father Joseph Torretto officiating. Military honors were performed by the Martinsville and Henry County Veterans Honor Guard and flag presentation was by SGT James Downs, PFC Christopher York and PV2 Tya Smith of the 54th Quartermaster Company, Fort Lee.
Pallbearers were Stephanie Anouilh, David Scearce, Melanie Anouilh, Daniel Scearce, Rodney Anouilh Jr., Kimberly Scearce Bryant and Chris Bryant.
He was born March 22, 1915, in Axton to D. Franklin Roach and Maud Roach. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Everette Roach and Eldrin Roach; and two sisters, Mae Burke and Margaret Hopkins.
He graduated from Axton High School. He served in the Army for 20 years during which he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and was part of the Liberation of Luzon during World War II. He retired from Blue Ridge Hardware and Supply Co. after 35 years of service. He was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Martinsville Singing Men and the Barbershopers.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Roach of the home; two daughters, Patsy Dickenson of Martinsville and Elizabeth Anne Stegall of Wake Forest, N.C.; a brother, Eugene Roach of Asheville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 2481 Spruce St., Martinsville, N.C. 24112.


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  • Created by: Sam Eanes
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100126816
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Irvin Roach (22 Mar 1915–16 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100126816, citing Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sam Eanes (contributor 47325588) .