William R. Roach

  • Born: September 17, 1932
  • Died: June 27, 2017
  • Location: Fort Gratiot, Michigan

Pollock-Randall Funeral Home Inc

912 Lapeer Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060

Tel. (810) 982-0179

Tribute & Message From The Family

William R. Roach, 84, of Fort Gratiot, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

He was born September 17, 1932 in Bronson, Michigan, to the late Elmer and Josephine Roach. He married Marilyn Ingersoll on September 27, 1952 in Port Huron.

Mr. Roach was employed with Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1991 as a Production, Planning and Control Officer. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was Past Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias and a member of North Street United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid golfer and deer hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn; four children, Katie (Charles) Kenney, William (Patricia) Roach, David (Kim) Roach and John (Diana) Roach; nine grandchildren, Steven (Sara) Kenney, Charles Kenney, Kayla (Chad) Fulghum, Joe (Amy) Roach, Ken (Richelle) Roach, Jennifer (Aaron) Huff, Michelle (Nate) Petrusak, Lela Roach and Jace Roach; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Roach; a sister, Joyce (Herb) Bringard; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in North Street United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Reverend David Reed will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot Township. Pallbearers will be William's grandchildren. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Street United Methodist Church. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com

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Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry to learn of his passing. Wish I could have seen him one more time. Rest in peace Bill.

Posted by Sharon Reasoner - Osseo, MI   November 11, 2017

The real # 1.
So proud to have known him.
Thinking of the Roach clan.
Our prayers and well wishes.


The Chattanooga Butlers

Posted by Bo Butler - Chattanooga, TN   July 01, 2017

My sympathy to the family of Bill Roach on his passing. Always a great guy to work with.

Posted by Marsha Gordon - Greensboro, NC   July 01, 2017

As a child I remember his humor, and also his love for your mom and public displays of affection towards her. He was bigger than life and a little scary to approach but a fun dad. He raised great kids. God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Posted by Chris Belland - Ceresco, MI   June 29, 2017