Name: Billy Harold Roach
Birth: 20 FEB 1925 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL
Death: 10 JUN 2016 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL
Reference Number: 143183
2016, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, Obituary
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from June 13 to June 14, 2016
Billy Harold Roach, 91, of Litchfield, died Fri., June 10, 2016 at 3:55 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield. He was born on Feb. 20, 1925, in Litchfield, IL, a son of Walter Edward & Lettie (Barker) Roach, Sr.
Mr. Roach graduated from Litchfield High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned & operated the Western Auto Associate Store in Litchfield for several years. Bill was a member of the Litchfield Country Club, Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634, & was a long-time volunteer fireman for the city of Litchfield and a member of the Litchfield Rescue Squad as well. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball, hunting, especially for mushrooms, fishing and camping. He was a life-long Cubs baseball fan & over the years had also coached little league baseball and was an American Legion coach.
He married Jacqueline Jean "Jackie" Woods on Feb. 24, 1945 in Litchfield. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 brothers, Walter, Frank, Roy, Donald, Russell, Ivan, Bob & Clifford Roach; 2 sisters, Essie Bandy & Grace Roach Blankenship.
He is survived by: 2 sons, Barry (Kim) Roach of Scottsdale, AZ and Cliff (Sheryl) Roach of Crystal River, FL; 2 grandsons, David Roach & Daniel Roach; both of Florida.
Funeral services will be held Tues., June 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com
Father: Walter Edwin Roach
Mother: Lettie Barker