David Powell Roach

December 28, 1940 - January 27, 2019
David Powell Roach

David Powell Roach, 78, of Flat Rock, NC passed away on Sunday, January 27th at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center.  He was born in Loudonville, Ohio on December 28, 1940 to the late Lester and Ruth Powell Roach. 

Dave attended Kent State University and the University of Dayton. After college, he began working as a Systems Analyst at NCR. In 1978, Dave was transferred to NCR’s San Diego office and he and his family moved to Encinitas, California where they lived for 33 years. In his retirement, Dave was passionate about volunteer work and enjoyed cooking and planning large events for his church and friends. He will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and hospitality. Family left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lois A. Roach and loyal dog Sadie; children, Andrew Roach (Will Stegall), and Jennifer Roach; sisters Mary Jean Roach (Ruth Ward), and Ruth Ann Campbell (Jeff); and sisters-in-law Diane Smelker (James), and Barbara Anderson (David).

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 2pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739, officiated by Pastor Ken Langsdorf.  Inurnment in the Grace Lutheran Columbarium will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Welcome Table at Hope UMC, 2443 Spartanburg Hwy, E. Flat Rock, NC 28726; Grace Lutheran Church Social Ministries, 1245 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739; or Mina Powell Scholarship Fund, Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842.


Memorial

Saturday, February 9, 2019
2:00 PM

Grace Lutheran Church - Directions
1245 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC

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  • January 30, 2019
    Kris Wallace lit a candle:
    Lit since January 30, 2019 at 1:23:57 PM

  • January 30, 2019
    Dominick & CJ Wasielewski says:
    Though we only knew you for a brief moment, you touched our hearts. You will be missed and your memory will live on.

  • January 31, 2019
    Shelia Rains says:
    Your smile and warmth will be missed by all.

  • January 31, 2019
    AJ says:
    To the Roach family I send my sincere condolences. I hope that the fondest memories of David will help bring smiles to you when it is needed most. Pray for comfort and support as you prepare to celebrate his life and may you all have peace. -Philippians 4:6, 7

  • February 02, 2019
    Sandy and Steve Hayes says:
    Our fond memories of you include your teaching in the kitchen.