Donald Eugene Roach

DEGRAFF - Donald Eugene Roach, 81, of DeGraff, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home. He was born in DeGraff on June 20, 1936 to the late Sanford Gail and Helen Ruth (Gates) Roach.

On June 19, 1960 Don married the former LaQuita O. Krisher, and she preceded him in death on February 22, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his sister Ruth McMillen.

Don is survived by his two sons, Curtis (Rebecca) Roach and Scott (Misty) Roach; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Kelli, Matthew, Cody, Courtney and Ashley; a sister, Dorothy Van Buskirk; brother-in-law, Harvey McMillen; and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from DeGraff High School in 1954, Don joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Don attended a trade school where he studied Drafting. Don also began working for the United States Postal Service; in both North Dayton and Wright Patterson Air Force base. In 1989, Don was awarded the Dayton Postal Employee of the Year. He also served as a member of the Riverside Local Schools Board of Education. After retiring, Don enjoyed (his GOD given talent of) Carpentry and woodworking. Don and his wife LaQuita built an apartment building in DeGraff, Ohio which Don continued to operate and maintain.

Don was an active member in the American Legion Post #652, Shelby County Coin Club, and Boggs Lodge #292 F & AM, where he was a Past Master. Don also served on the Board of Directors for United Midwest Savings Bank.

Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather (as well as brother). He loved his family very much. He enjoyed spending time in his barn working with wood & building furniture, with his dog Coco at his side. He also was very active helping others in Logan County with building needs. He also loved mushroom hunting.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes Street in DeGraff, with a Masonic Service beginning at 8:00 p.m. Pastor Lee Ortman will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2nd at the funeral home where visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff, Ohio with military rites by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Don's memory, to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME in DeGraff and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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