Harold Roach

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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.

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  1. I was a high school friend of Harold’s. He would pick me up in his v.w. bug and take me to school. Just came across his obituary. O felt compelled to write something. He was truly a blessing. Could always make me laugh

  2. I’m here for you! < <3

  3. I LOVE YOU < <3

  4. Chris & Mary (Miles) Kormanik
    October 13, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Harold will be greatly missed. When I moved here 20 years ago with my young sons, Jason and Daniel. I will never forget how he treated them, as if they were Franklin County natives. I will miss his crazy stories and the laughter that followed. May God bless and be with his family and love ones during this time and forever.

  5. Aaron and Sherry Gailey
    October 13, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Bettie we are so sorry for your loss and we are here for you if you need us. Harold was a good man, father , and brother. Our Prayers are with you all.

  6. Steve Davis and Family
    October 13, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Sending condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Roach family.

    -Steve Davis

  7. Mrs Betty …not only me is sorry for this occasion but the rest of my family , ffriends and employees, I know I will miss my schoolmate,my brother an my Homeboy,,,, hoping you an your family Strength……. I will miss him…..

  8. Bettie Ruth , my heart aches for you & your family @ this sad time. You were very lucky to have such a strong fun loving relationship with Harold. I know you are going to miss him dearly…… I pray God will comfort all of you………

  9. Ronnie, Cindy, Gregg & Renee Roach
    October 12, 2014 - 4:35 am

    Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace, strength, comfort and the courage to make it through the coming days and weeks. We love you!

  10. Jean & Bill Owens
    October 11, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    Bettie & Family we are so sorry to hear of your sorrow. Although this has not been a good year for you & your family , we pray God will continue to comfort each of you and give you the needed strength now and for the days to come. Jean

  11. Alan Lewis McCrary
    October 11, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    This comes as a shock to me and I am sure many more. Very young man that would help anyone he could. He did me many times. I will miss him and always remember him in very good nature and times we spent together. I am sure God has another angel with him right now. He is in a much better place without the worries of the world going on I am sure. He passed away at a place he loved preparing or doing what he enjoyed. Fishing was his hobby and he loved Santee Cooper catfish. Harold you will be missed by many brother. I hope to see you again one day and we can enjoy memories again. I wish for the family a short grieve and good forward life. Alan

  12. Words cannot express how sorry I am for each of you. I am praying for all of you during this terribly sad time. I always thought a lot of Harold.

  13. Bettie Ruth… Remember it was just a few days ago that I was telling the story about your brother and his directions and telling him how lucky he was to race all left turns. This is hard to believe. But I do appreciate the friendship that Harold shared with me. And the same for your whole family.


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