Obituary: John Franklin Roach

March 5, 1943 – May 29, 2020

John Franklin Roach, 77, of Orleans, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born March 5, 1943, in Orangeville, he was the son of Glenwood and Marie (Tuell) Roach.  He married Diane Lea Hawk on November 12, 1977, and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2019.

John was employed 30 years at Reynolds Inc., was the owner of John’s Appliance Repair,  and a member of International Operators Union No. 181.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, and flying.

John was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his children, Bryan Keith (Bridget) Roach of Bedford, Johnna “Jody”  Faulconer and Dale Clouse of Paoli, Barry Lynn (Polly) Roach of Tunnelton, J. T. Roach and Brandy Hulett of Orleans, Charlotte and Sean Scoggins of Orleans; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jim Roach of French Lick, Michael Roach of French Lick, Patricia Mattox of Orleans, Glenda Farnsley of Sellersburg.

His parents; wife; daughter, Sarah Roach;  and siblings, Anthony “Rex” Roach, Robert Dean Roach, Tracy Lynn Roach, and Sue Roach, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

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