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412 North 7th Street
GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 276-3219
Fax: (620) 276-2115
David Roach

David M. Roach

Monday, September 7th, 1936 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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David M. Roach, age 83, of Johnson, Kansas, died Friday, July 31, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living in Dodge City, Kansas. He was born September 7, 1936 in Bates County, Missouri son of Clyde and Annabelle (Allen) Roach.

Dave grew up on a dairy farm in Adrian, Missouri and graduated from Adrian High School. He then attended Baker University earning a Bachelors of Science degree in 1958. During his time at Baker he played football, starting all four years and was the Team Captain, he was also an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After his graduation, Dave then served in the U.S Marine Corps and also spent a number of years in the Reserves. While attending Baker University, Dave met Particia Ann Wartman whom he married on March 28, 1959 in Johnson, Kansas and together they moved to Johnson to raise a family and start a career in farming.

Dave was very involved with his children and the many activities they participated in. In 1971 he received an award for Girl Scout Father of the Year, something he was very proud of. Dave was also a very active community member, serving on the Johnson City Council, the Johnson Co-op Board, Stanton County Development Board, Farm Bureau Board, the FHA Board, Soil Conservation Board, Prairie Pines Golf Course Board and the Housing Authority Board. Dave was an avid golfer and had also coached the SCHS Golf Team. Dave ran the chains at SCHS Football games for Fifty years. Dave attended Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church for the last 60 years. Dave liked to get coffee in the mornings with his buddies, and play cards and dominoes at the golf course.

Dave is survived by his wife Patricia Roach of their home; daughters, Pam Brady and husband Matt of Dodge City, Kansas, Keri Dozier and husband Scott of Kimberling City, Missouri; grandchildren, Courtney McKown and husband Todd, Nicholas Brady and wife Emily, Mason Welsch and wife Addy, and Kamron Welsch; and niece Becky Kakuske and husband Steve.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Allen Roach and his wife, Joan.

Public Graveside Service will be Monday, August 3, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas, with Reverend Kurt Rovenstine officiating. Visitation will be at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson, Kansas, on Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Family requests memorial contributions be given to the Prairie Pines Golf Course in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715 , Johnson, Kansas 67855. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Johnson - Garnand Funeral Home
    Address
    605 West North Avenue
    P.O. Box 715
    JOHNSON, KS 67855
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  • Service

    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Stanton County Cemetery
    Address
    JOHNSON, KS
  • Interment

    Location
    Stanton County Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    JOHNSON, KS 67855
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David Walker

Posted at 04:36pm
To Pat and family,
The first time I met Dave was when I was in grade school at Manter. For some reason, a friend and I were out of school and we had gone down to the confection store (Brady’s) to play a game of pool. Just so happens, Dave Roach had taken a little time off and he was playing pool. He quickly welcomed us to join in and gave us some pointers. I don’t remember who won at pool that day, though I’m sure it was Dave because I don’t know anything he wasn’t good at. However, I do know that meeting Dave was a win for me. Previous to meeting him, I already respected his farming talents because every time my dad & I would drive by fields Dave farmed my dad would comment on how good they looked. But meeting him in person brought a new perception, i.e., Dave Roach is a really good man. I saw this time and again throughout my life, from seeing him running the chains at football games while I was in high school, to later on working with him to create win-win business relationships. Please know that I respected Dave Roach immensely, and looked up to him for the character he possessed. He will be missed.
Sincerely,
David Walker
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Nick McGuire

Posted at 08:52am
Keri and families,
Sorry to hear about your father, my condolences for all of the family. We always had a great time, whenever we ran into each other during the many high school sporting events over my 25 years in Syracuse, especially on the golf course. It is a big loss for the city of Johnson and the world was a better place for him being in it. He will be remembered by many in Southwest Kansas.
RD

RaeAnn Douglas

Posted at 06:15pm
Patty Ann I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. You and I share many wonderful memories from when we were children. I have thought of you often.🙏🙏🙏
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