Richard Ray Roach, age 65, of Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 19, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

Richard was born January 24, 1953 in Grayson County, Virginia, a son of the late Russell Ray Roach and Juanita Helen Vaughn Roach. He was a retired mason.

Richard is survived by two brothers, Gary Roach and wife Verna Ann of China Grove, North Carolina, and Benny Roach and wife Lois of Stoneville, North Carolina, and two sisters, Cathy VanBuren and fiance Terry Speers of Hunington, West Virginia, and Carolyn Roach Bonds of Stoneville, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roger, Billy, and Ricky Roach, and one sister, Nancy Smith.

Private memorial services for Richard Ray Roach will be conducted at a later date.

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