GASTONIA - Henry Lee Roach Jr., 84, passed away April 30, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 21, 1929 in Lincoln County, son of the late Henry L. Roach Sr. and Addie Lynch Roach.
Mr. Roach was the former owner of Gastonia Motor Parts Inc. He was a long time member, Elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member of Crowders Creek ARP Church. He enjoyed family, gardening, Angus cattle, and gospel singing.
A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Crowders Creek ARP Church, officiated by Pastor Ben Wingard.
The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be at the church cemetery.
He is survived by wife, Annie Mae Boyd Roach of Gastonia; son, Douglas Roach and wife, Nancy of Gastonia; daughter, Peggy Grigg and hus-band, Bob of Gastonia; son, Steven Roach and wife, Jan of Gastonia; daughter, Carolyn Champion, and husband, Chris of Gastonia; daughter, Marilyn Brooks and husband David of Gastonia; daughter, Greta Berry and husband Bill of Oak Park, Va.; brother, Tom Roach and wife, Erma of Lincolnton; sisters, Linda Wilkinson and husband Johnny of Lincolnton, Emily Howard and husband, Max of Lake Wylie, Martha Sigmon of Lin-colnton, Sandra Huffstetler and husband, Johnny of Lincolnton, Charlotte Lynch of Lincolnton; brother, Bill Roach and wife, Debbie of Lincoln-ton; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his sister, Joyce Avery.
Memorials may be made to Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowders Creek Church Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or Hospice and
Palliative Care, Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.