ROCK HILL -- Mr. James Hoyt Roach Sr., 88, of 504 Powell Street, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008, at Agape Rehab.
Services will be private.
A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Roach was a son of the late James Edward Roach and the late Myrtle Godfrey Roach. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and a member of First Baptist Church in Newport. He was a retired engineer of Winthrop University with 39 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Harding Roach; two sons, Jim Roach of Rock Hill and Ted Roach of Easley; two stepsons, Charlie McDonald and Mark McDonald, who was his caregiver, both of Rock Hill; two stepdaughters, Kathy Cabe of Smyrna and Betsy Stevenson of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of his son, Jim Roach, 4672 Summerlin Place in Rock Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Newport, 455 Hands Mill Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is assisting the Roach family and condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.