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EDMONTON – Robert Garnett “Bob” Roach, 82, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at his home in Edmonton. He was born February 20, 1939, to the late Olie and Marene Wilson Roach.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters, Russell Roach, John Ben Roach, Paul “Pete” Roach, Truman Roach, Herbert Maxey Roach, Creo Dickson, Maxine Bragg, and Bertha Marie Roach; two grandchildren, Gregory Scott and Luke Daniel Roach.

Bob was retired from SCRTC in Glasgow after many years of service. He was a member of the Prices Creek Baptist Church where he enjoyed leading singing. His hobbies included woodworking and farming. Bob loved his family and always had a warm smile for anyone who came around him.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mildred Poulter Roach whom he wed on August 4, 1962. They were just a few months from celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. He is survived by two sons, Scott “Scotty” Roach and wife Charlotte of Edmonton and Shawn Roach of Knob Lick; two grandsons, Andrew Roach and finance Abigail of Lexington, and Aaron Poynter and wife Sara of Russell Springs; one great-granddaughter, Reese Poynter; and a brother-in-law, Roscoe “Buddy” Poulter of Louisville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Bob Roach will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Bragg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday and after 9:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Roach.  Please share your messages of condolence with the family at


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