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James Roach

Thursday, September 19, 2002

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - James Lee Roach, 77, formerly of Indianapolis and Charleston, Mo., died at 2:21 p.m. Sept. 17, 2002, at the Richland Beanblossom Nursing Center in Ellettsville.

Born June 25, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late James O. and Fannie Holder Roach, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He began his 43-year employment with AT&T in operations management in Massilon, Ohio, and in 1986, he moved to Indianapolis where he assumed the post of regional supervisor. He was a member of the South Port Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Leola McMikle who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons, James Bernie Roach of Bloomington and Bruce Roach of Indianapolis; one brother, Herbert Roach of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four sisters, Mary Ruth Stauffer of Sikeston, Mo., Dorothy Jean Crader of Germantown, Tenn., Beulah Mae Fowler of Lubbock, Texas, and Joan Robinette of Union City, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Byron Lee Roach; and one sister, Helen Galemore.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 1 p.m. at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Charleston, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.