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Arnold Claude Roach

Arnold Claude Roach, age 80, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 1st, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on May 23rd, 1940 to Dale Roach and Lucille (Qualkenbush) Roach.

Arnold was preceded in death by his Parents; (2) Brothers – William Dale Roach and Cecil Roach; and his second wife – Dixie (Winslow) Roach.

He had attended West Baden Grade School and Shoals High School and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Arnold had worked at Kimball Piano where he tuned pianos, a woodworker at Force Products and Ruxer Ford where he detailed vehicles.

He enjoyed hunting, classic cars, singing and guitar playing.

Arnold is survived by:

(1) Daughter Rebecca (Roach) Velazquez Greenfield, Indiana

(2) Sons Jeff Roach (Tom) Florissant, Colorado
Rick (Roach) O’Connor (Doris) Raleigh, North Carolina

(2) Brothers Frankie Roach (Stella) Nicholson Valley, Indiana
Randall Roach (Linda) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sister Billie Bird (Jim) Hillham, Indiana

(4) Grandchildren           (6) Great-Grandchildren


A Private Graveside Ceremony will be held at Emmons Ridge Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. 

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Arnold was married to my cousin, Dixie. He was a wonderful man. He was really good to her. I will always remember his smile. They would tease each other and I remember their laughter.

Vickie Stephens Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM