Fred E. Roach

Fred E. Roach

MOUNT VERNON: Fred E. Roach, age 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Centerburg Pointe Nursing Home in Centerburg, Ohio. He was born in Utica, Ohio on December 11, 1930 to the late Virgil and Mary (Applegate) Roach.

Fred was a long time member of the First Church of God. He was very proud of being a veteran of the Korean War. Fred loved being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by: three daughters, Vickie (Tim) Williams of Mount Vernon, Vanessa (David) Crisp of Marysville, Linda Gentry of Utica; son, Gary (Connie) Redman of Delaware; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Sharma (Talbott) Roach; first wife, Norma Roach; a grandson, Courtney Gentry; two sisters; seven brothers; and son-n-law, Jerry Gentry.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11 am. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Fred E. Roach.

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Published in the Advocate on Sept. 28, 2013