Celebrating the life of

James Archie LaRoche, Jr.

November 17, 1954 - June 06, 2020

James Archie LaRoche, Jr.

James Archie LaRoche, Jr., 65, alongside his longtime companion, Patty Jo Atkins, entered eternal peace, Saturday, June 6, 2020.  James was the son of the late James Archie LaRoche, Sr.  Archie joins his late brother, Mark LaRoche and son, Alex Meyer.

He is survived by his mother, Rosa LaRoche; daughter, Erin Renee LaRoche; granddaughter, Sophie Winfield LaRoche of Savannah, GA; step-daughter, Rose Lee Garrett (Mike); two grandsons, Rhyan Keith Armstead and Dylan Lee Armstead of Charleston, SC; siblings, Cynthia, Tony, Phillip, and Robert.  Along with many nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly.

Archie was raised in Savannah, GA, and made his home in Hilton Head Island, SC.  He found great joy in nature.  He was an avid fisherman and surfer; his greatest passion was music.  To know Archie was to love Archie-everyone needs an “Archie”.  He will be dearly missed.

Relatives & friends are invited to a celebration of life service at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. We encourage social distancing and the wearing of masks for the safety of everyone attending.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to charity: “Georgia Music Foundation” in the name of Archie LaRoche.



Archie was always there for me with advice and a shoulder to cry on. i'll miss him always !!!

- April Lee Rewis Rice, Fort Payne, Alabama

There are no words to express the sadness that we feel. My daughter has lost her father. Archie provided so much laughter, love and a mutual respect for music with Erin. Keith and I are determined to honor Archie's memory. That might mean a trip to Pop-Eyes Chicken, listening to B.B. King or toasting him with a Budweiser. Please know that Archie has been and will continue to be in our prayers. Life is a gift, please love and respect your family and always be kind, Archie was.

- Renee' Grotheer, Saint Johns, FL

I am so, so sorry for your loss! Archie was always kind to me with a great sense of humor. The world is definitely a better place with him in it.

- Suzanna Crawford, Savannah, Ga

Erin, Sophie, Rose, Cynthia, Tony, Phillip and Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and strength is being sent to you.

- Anne Schumann, Savannah, GA

It was such a great pleasure knowing Archie. He will be missed!

- James Riddey, Savannah, Ga

Daddy, please continue to give me strength. I am forever grateful for the 35 years that we shared.

- Erin LaRoche, Savannah, GA

Goodbye for now Uncle Archie... I know we will see each other again in heaven, but I will miss you terribly. I love you with all my heart and will think of you often. My deepest condolences to all who cherished you... Your loving niece, Cristin

- Cristin & Brad Badal, Mendham, NJ

My favorite memories of Archie of listening to him sing and play the guitar, meeting him at the ER when he had his nose stitched up from a surfing accident ( in a hurricane no less!), and good times at Music Midtown in Atlanta. Archie's laugh and smile will be missed - We love you!

- Todd, Lisa, and Will Gano, Canton, GA

He will be greatly missed by many! RIP

- Bill Phillips, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Anna Tompkins, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel