Wendell Harold Roach Jr, 51, of Lavonia, Georgia passed away Friday morning, October 10, 2014, in Monck’s Corner, South Carolina.
Born July 7, 1963, in Royston, GA, he was the son of the late Windell Harold and Willie Ruth Pritchett Roach Sr. He was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Athens Tech. He was a used car dealer and operated R&R Used Cars and Auto Parts 4 U. He raced Ford 4 Cylinder Pintos at Lanier National speedway, Peach State Speedway, Anderson Speedway, and won numerous championships. He also ran skeeters in the National Vintage Racing Association of Georgia. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.
He is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Whitney and Greg Sanders, Hartwell, and Bethany Roach, Canon, GA; granddaughter, Rylie Sanders; sister and brother-in-law, Bettie Ruth and Dwayne Grizzell, Canon.
Services will be Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Moore and Rev. Harold LeCroy. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3pm and 5 until 7pm Saturday evening. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorials please do so to the Harold Roach Fund at any Northeast Georgia Bank for the support of the Shriner’s.