Leon Roach, 85 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on January 22nd, 2016 at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born in Martin County, Indiana on April 11th, 1930 to Napoleon âPoeâ and Mary (Qualkenbush) Roach.
Leon married Anita Baker on January 28th, 1950 and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, (5) Brothers â Ralph Wininger, Harold Roach, Howard Roach, Leo Roach and Dale Roach; (4) Sisters â Edith Westerlund, Velma Quinn, Violet Moore and Mabel Daughtery.
Leon graduated from Shoals High School with the Class of 1949, was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church and was the Owner/Operator of Roachâs General Store in Hillham for over 33 years. He enjoyed farming and was also a school bus driver for 33 years.
Leon served his country in the United States Army as a Technical Sergeant with the 2nd Division during the Korean War.
He is survived by:
Wife Anita (Baker) Roach French Lick, Indiana
(4) Sons Dr. Dan Roach (Kay) Washington, Indiana
Tom Roach (Valerie) Jasper, Indiana
Jerry Roach (Tina) Orleans, Indiana
Jody Roach French Lick, Indiana
(1) Daughter Susan Shipman (Joe) French Lick, Indiana
(1) Brother Lloyd Earl Roach French Lick, Indiana
(5) Grandchildren Kelsey Roach, Brock Roach, Lauren Roach, Braxton Roach and Allison Roach
Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Wayne Neeley on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cane Creek Christian Church in French Lick. Interment will follow in the Cane Creek Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.
Friends may call Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Cane Creek Christian Church or Cemetery Fund, 4932 South County Road 1175 West, French Lick, Indiana 47432.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes 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 â www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.