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Celebrating the life of

Charles J. Roach, Jr.

October 03, 1942 - May 14, 2023

Charles J. Roach, Jr.

A Savannah native, Charles was born the eldest of three children. He is the son of Charles J. Roach Sr. and Nell Mullins Roach. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Roach, and their three children Kelli Roach Dorsey (Paul), Chuck Roach (Traci), Ashlei Roach McAleer (John) and his brother John E. Roach and sister, Cherolyn Roach Owenby. He has six beautiful grandchildren, whom he loved with exceptional passion: Delani Dorsey, Garrett and Avery Roach, Grier, Addison, and Mercy McAleer. He graduated from Herschel V. Jenkins high school, where he played football. He attended Georgia Southern University, earning an undergraduate degree in education, which was later followed by a Master’s degree in educational administration. He became an assistant principal at Bartlett Middle School, which is where he retired after 30 years of educational service. During his educational tenure, he served as a tutor at Bethesda Home for Boys for many years. Charles also served honorably in the Air National Guard. 

Charles was a Master Gardner who found joy in planting, growing, and cultivating numerous fruits, vegetables, and flowers. His backyard treasures were a testament to his appreciation for God’s creation. He was an avid reader with worldly knowledge of many things. He enjoyed the active aspects of mechanical engineering, breaking things down to understand how they worked and how to make them better. He had a contagious sense of humor; laughter was never far from Charles. 

An amazing testament to self-sacrifice, he was wholly committed to loving and supporting his family. His actions were never without great thought and consideration. He is cherished and will be remembered in the smiles and laughter of his children and grandchildren for generations to come. 

Service for celebration of life will be a private, family event.



Linda and Family, So sorry to hear of Charles Passing. Have thought of you all often. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Elizabeth Dadin, Savannah, GA

Chuck, Traci and to the entire Roach family….I’m so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers to you all during this difficult time.

- Michele Frazier, Simpsonville, SC

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Charles. May God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please let me know if you need anything. We love you! The Crawford Clan

- Diane Hinely, Savannah, GA

I was so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. I have fond memories of Charles growing up. I know he will be missed by so many. I pray for all of you at this time, that God will give you His peace and comfort as you go through this grieving process.

- Debbie Roach Wilson, Mount Evelyn, Victoria, Australia

So sorry for your loss. I always loved your whole family. I talk often of Mr. Roach taking us to softball games and me having to ride in the backseat of the car with the floor rusted through. I could see the road and it scared me!

- Tiffany Price , Richmond Hill , Ga

We're so sorry about Charles. Just recently we were wondering how you were doing. He was such a kind and gentle person who was blessed with a loving family. It seems like just yesterday that Crystal was at your house or Ashlei was at ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you all.

- Linda and Billy Byerly, Savannah, GA

Charles was one of the upper class men who you always admired. He friendly, kind and always willing to help others. My prayers are for his family to have comfort and peace.

- Dale Karacostas , Savannah, Ga.

Linda and family, Julian and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Charles. Prayers of

- Judith E. Boaen, Savannah, GA

Our condolences to you, Linda, and your family on the loss of Charles. He was such a kind gentleman and will be missed by many. Prayers of Comfort and Grace to you and your family.

- Julian/Judith Boaen, Savannah, GA

Our condolences to you, Linda, and your family on the loss of Charles. He was such a kind gentleman and will be missed by many. Prayers of Comfort and Grace to you and your family.

- Julian/Judith Boaen, Savannah, GA

Kelli and family, this is one of the nicest write ups i have read. Kelli hugs to you and your family. This is such sad news.

- Debbie Sutton, Leominster, massachusetts

We are saddened at the loss of a great man, that gave love to his family. We offer thoughts and prayers for comfort while dealing with your loss.

- Cornell Family , Duncan , Sc

I was so sorry to hear this news. Charles was such a gentle soul. I have lots of happy memories of our times together at Bartlett.

- Grace Herrington, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel