Roosevelt Roach, Sr.

Roach Roosevelt Sr., age 63, Rt. 1, Ooltewah, Tenn., died Friday morning in a local hospital.  He was a self-employed electrical contractor.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie A. Roach; five sons, Calvin Roach, Melvin Roach, Roosevelt Roach Jr., Alvin Roach and Allan Roach, all of Chattanooga; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Bell of Hixson, Tenn., and Mrs. Catherine Bettis of Gransville, Tenn.; mother, Mrs. Lillie Mae Phillips;  five brothers, Charles Edward Roach, James Arthur Roach, William Henry Roach, Alvin Anderson Roach and Albert Roach, all of Ringgold; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Viola Ross of Ringgold and Mrs. Lillie Frye of Chattanooga; 21 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the east chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Jake McKee officiating. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Catoosa County, Georgia.  Pallbearers will be Fred A. Buchanan, Doyle Everett, Boys Reynolds, Joe Brooks, Glen Carpenter, Roosevelt Touchstone, and Bill Spearman.  The body is at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, east chapel.

Chattanooga Times 3-11-1972, page 2

Submitted by Connie Lewallen Roach