Roy Lee Roach

January 20, 1943 – September 23, 2019


Roy Lee Roach, 76, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away Monday, the 23rd of September 2019 at his residence.

Roy was born on the 20th of January 1943 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Margaret Elizabeth Roach.  He was a driver for Southeastern Freight Lines for thirty years.  After his retirement, he started his own lawn care service and took great pride in his work and really enjoyed the relationships he developed through the business.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Trail.

The Roach family will greet friends from 11:00 AM until 12 Noon on Saturday, the 28th of September 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC.  A service to celebrate his life will be held at Noon in the sanctuary with The Reverend Danny Myers officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Weddington, NC.  Bearing the casket of Mr. Roach will be Whitey Stevens, Parrish Parker, Jerry Rowe, Israel Grigg, Ed Underwood, Jeff Gibson, and Paul Hill.

He is survived by his three daughters, Terry R. Perault and Rick Pruitte of Landis, NC; Lisa R. Funderburk and Brian Funderburk of Heath Springs, SC and Misty D. Owen and Kevin Owen of Stanfield, NC; the mother of his children, Brenda B. Roach of Matthews, NC; three grandchildren: Alan R. Arrington of Matthews, NC; Christopher L. Claud of Fort Mill, SC and Danny L. Funderburk of Heath Springs, SC and one sister, Sandra Jamison of Mint Hill, NC and three great-granddaughters.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Elizabeth McManus, and stepfather, John McManus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the American Cancer Society.

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John & Connie Huneycutt

5 months ago

Best neighbor, and kindest man we have had the pleasure of knowing.

Tammy Starnes Green

5 months ago

Roy will be very missed. One of the nicest people I’ve ever known.

Mark &Sheila Rowell

5 months ago

It is a really bless day for Roy, he can live forever now. Remember as our good book tells us we have to die to live .
Love all of you guys I know it is a sad day for all of us but a fantastic day for Roy

Carolyn Mccall

5 months ago

The man was a god send to me. He help me when Yates was bed ridden. He also mowed the grass. Nobody could be so particular with mowing grass as he was. Great man. He will be missed. Yates had a lot of respect for him.

Dottie Berry

5 months ago

There could never be a better neighbor than Roy Roach. He looked out for everyone in our neighborhood. He was a treasure to us. I called him The Godfather of our neighborhood. He saw too it that everything was okay in the neighborhood. I will miss as him every day.

Sylvia Hildreth

5 months ago

Roy was a special neighbor. Always willing to lend a helping hand. I’ll never see a red truck driving up the road I won’t think of him. His passing with leave a void in our community.

Dale Allen

5 months ago

Condolences. Heart felt prayers. I think I see a picture.

Beverly Dulin Stephenson

5 months ago

Sandy, Terry, Lisa & Misty,
Please accept my deepest sympathy. He was a good man. I will continue to have all of you in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace during this most difficult time. God bless you all.

Arnold Long

5 months ago

We (Arnold, Elaine and Lynn) share your loss. Roy was a GREAT MAN, A BETTER NEIGHBOR, and a BEST FRIEND.
We will miss him GREATLY…

Rodney, Wanda, Laura, & Ryan Davis

5 months ago

Live Oak Drive will never be the same without our neighbor of 42 years. We miss you already.

Charlie & Brenda Pressley

5 months ago

Our neighborhood will not be the same with out Roy’s humor, smiling face and generosity. Everyone who knew him loved him.


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