Mr. Samuel Matthew Roach, age 82, of Fires Creek, Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Clay County Care Center. Mr. Roach was born on February 25, 1939, to the late Van B. Roach and the late Hattie Leatherwood Roach. He was a veteran of the United States Army.Sam was a a skilled carpenter earning his AAS from Tri-County Tech. Sam worked many years with Phillip Hollifield and other local builders. He loved fishing and playing guitar with his brothers and friends. Sam was loved by all who knew him and was known for his big smile, kind soul, and fun spirit. He was of the Baptist faith, and was preceded in death by, brothers, Charles Roach, Robert Roach, Daniel Roach, Thurman Roach, Virgil Roach, and sisters Estella Patterson, Iva Martin, and Jessie Coffey.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Harold Garrett, sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Frank J. Dills, sister-in-law, Clara Vee Roach, and grandchildren Brandi Garrett, Jacob Garrett, and many nieces and nephews.
The family extends a special Thank You to all caregivers at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC.
Funeral services: Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC, with Rev. Matthew Roach and Rev. Rondall Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC, Saturday, July 31, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations to go to the Western North Carolina Alzheimer Association at act.alz.org/site_donation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC, you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.