Rev. Roy James Roach, Jr., age 78, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone. Born September 9, 1941 in Chatham, Va., he was a son of Roy Roach, Sr. and Doris Boswell Roach. A selfless and kind man who lived his belief in the Lord, Roy was the most wonderful husband, father and grandfather that any family could hope for. He was a minister, carpenter, farmer, and grocery store assistant manager. Roy retired from AEV (American Emergency Vehicles) in Jefferson. Pastor Roy served several Baptist Churches in the High Country area. He also served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
Roy is survived by his wife, Randi Berry Roach; four daughters, Dana Glover and husband, Chris, of Bentonville, Arkansas, Tammy Shaffer and husband, Brian, of Deep Gap, Vicki Roach of Vilas, and Patricia Andrews and husband Allen, of Bahama, NC; his son, Eric Roach and Patty, of Rising Sun, Maryland; step-son, Gary Trivette of Charlotte; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Buncky Motley of Chatham, Va. and Trudy Johnson of Danville, Va.;
and three brothers, Larry Roach and wife Ann, of Gretna, Va., Mack Roach and wife, Jeanette of Chatham, Va. and David Roach and wife, Jackie, of Midlothian, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friends, Rob Lewis, Charles Kilby, Jose and Juana Barcenas and family, and constant companion, his dog, 'Bandit'.
Memorial services for Roy Roach will be private.
A sincere 'Thank You' to the entire staff at Glenbridge Health and Rehab in Boone for their personal and professional care extended to the Roach family.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Roach family.