Raymond L. Roach, 93, passed away on May 7, 2014 in Memphis, TN.Â He was retired Owner of Raymar Jewelry in Starkville, MS and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Starkville, MS, where he was a Deacon.Â He was a WW II Army Veteran.Â He received the Bronze and Silver Star and the Purple Heart.Â He served on the Salvation Army Board, member of the Optimist Club, Mason, served as Alderman for the City of Starkville, and was also a Ham Radio Operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond W. Roach and Flossie Hartness Roach; sisters, Rosie Roach of Starkville, MS and Cora Baswell of Sturgis, MS; and brother, James W. Roach of Hartville, OH.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret S. Roach of Memphis, TN; son, Travis L. Roach (Linda) of Bartlett, TN; sisters, Ruth Baswell of Harville, OH, Rebecca Tanksley of Hot Springs, AR; and granddaughter, Elise Roach of Bartlett, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
Â Visitation for Mr. Roach is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Starkville, MS, with the funeral service immediately following.Â Rev. Blaine Allen will conduct the service.Â Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.Â
Memorial donations may be made to: Faith Baptist Church or French Camp Academy.Â
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com