Born Aug. 31, 1938, in Fort Spring, he was the son of the late Raymond William and Florence Mamie Persinger Roach.
Richard was a member of the Lewisburg Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and work on vehicles. In 2006 he retired from the WV Department of Highways as a mechanic. His pride and joy was his kitty cat, Turkey aka Baby Girl.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Sprouse and sisters, Nancy Mankins, Louise Rigsby and Alma Sandsberg.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Roach; son, Randy Roach of Covington, VA; granddaughter, Amanda Mosley (Chris) of Staunton, VA; sister, Helen Ann; sisters-in-law, Alice Alderman of White Sulphur Springs and Aggie Thomas (Kenny) of Lewisburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, Lewisburg. The funeral service followed at the funeral home where Pastor Jonathan Comer officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net