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Dewey Samuel Roach Sr., age 93, peacefully passed away on October 28, 2021. He was born March 2, 1928 in Huntington, WV to the late Covington and Scinda (nee Salmons) Roach. Dewey was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He worked as a Mechanic for the Ford Motor Company. He proudly served his country in the Army and is a Korean War Veteran. Dewey was a member of the Friends Carving Club in Port Orange, Florida and Wood B Carvers in Norton, Ohio. He was also a member of the Cleveland Masons Lodge 781 and UAW Local 1250.

Dewey never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved making people laugh and blessing others with his carvings, cherry pit baskets, peach pit monkeys, comfort birds, crosses, jar scrapers and walking sticks.

Left to celebrate Dewey’s life are his loving wife, Sarah “Sally” (nee Dueck) Roach; his beloved children, Linda (Kevin) Adams, Gina Roach (Suzanne Baker), Tina (John, deceased) Tzatzaris (Fiance- Kevin Oberlin), Dewey Jr. (Lisa) Roach, Robert Roach; stepchildren, Terry Kreiner, Treva (Jeff) Davis, and Christopher (Debbie) Kreiner; 14 cherished grandchildren; 10 treasured great grandchildren; and one beloved great-great grandchild. Dewey is preceded in death by his stepson, David.

Family will welcome Florida friends on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Crossroads Christian Church, located at 3838 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach, Florida at 4:00 PM, Pastor Ben Ling officiating. The family will welcome Ohio friends on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Waite & Son Funeral Home located at 3300 Center Rd, Brunswick, Ohio. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 12:00 PM, with inurnment taking place at 1:45 PM at the National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Dewey’s nephew, Pastor Billy Graham will be officiating.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Crossroads Christian Church or Medina Light Ministries, P.O. Box 13, Medina, OH, 44258.


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  1. Ben & Becky lit a candle:
    07 Nov 2021
    Lit since November 7, 2021 at 11:41:05 PM

  2. Becky says:
    07 Nov 2021
    Dewey,
    I'm sad we had to say goodbye. However, I'm so glad I got to see you before you left. You seemed so happy to have family around you again on that Thursday. I know you hated being alone. I will miss you beating me at marbles, and showing me how to carve, and calling me your girlfriend, and always making sure Ben is taking care of me. I will miss the sweet stores from your past (you always remembered them with such detail and love). Most of all I will miss you sitting in your special seat watching the praise team practice and being our biggest fan - so I will miss that smile every Sunday. I am comforted to know that you are now standing next to Jesus and watching us from heaven. All my love...

  3. Sally Vlasaty lit a candle:
    02 Nov 2021
    Lit since November 2, 2021 at 11:57:23 AM

  4. Karen Jackson says:
    02 Nov 2021
    Linda, what a wonderful legacy your dad left behind. It sounds like he lived a long full life. This day will come for all of us and we are never prepared for it. I hope you tackle each day going forward with a beautiful memory of your dad.

  5. Kevin Oberlin says:
    01 Nov 2021
    Dewey, I'm proud to have known you and call you "friend". See you later.

  6. Kevin Oberlin lit a candle:
    01 Nov 2021
    Lit since November 1, 2021 at 11:22:07 PM

  7. Mary Kay Koll lit a candle:
    01 Nov 2021
    Lit since November 1, 2021 at 11:52:09 PM

  8. Linda says:
    01 Nov 2021
    Dad, so many memories and not enough time or space to share them all.
    I love you and I will always appreciate everything you did for me when I was growing up.
    I will miss you. And as you would always say to me “I’ll talk at ya later”.

    Love you,
    Linda

  9. Denise Moore says:
    01 Nov 2021
    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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