David Powell Roach, 78, of Flat Rock, NC passed away on Sunday, January 27th at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center. He was born in Loudonville, Ohio on December 28, 1940 to the late Lester and Ruth Powell Roach.
Dave attended Kent State University and the University of Dayton. After college, he began working as a Systems Analyst at NCR. In 1978, Dave was transferred to NCR’s San Diego office and he and his family moved to Encinitas, California where they lived for 33 years. In his retirement, Dave was passionate about volunteer work and enjoyed cooking and planning large events for his church and friends. He will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and hospitality. Family left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lois A. Roach and loyal dog Sadie; children, Andrew Roach (Will Stegall), and Jennifer Roach; sisters Mary Jean Roach (Ruth Ward), and Ruth Ann Campbell (Jeff); and sisters-in-law Diane Smelker (James), and Barbara Anderson (David).
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 2pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739, officiated by Pastor Ken Langsdorf. Inurnment in the Grace Lutheran Columbarium will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Welcome Table at Hope UMC, 2443 Spartanburg Hwy, E. Flat Rock, NC 28726; Grace Lutheran Church Social Ministries, 1245 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739; or Mina Powell Scholarship Fund, Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842.