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Johnny "Big John" Roach

April 15, 1930 December 6, 2018
Johnny "Big John" Roach
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Johnny “Big John” Roach was born April 15, 1930 in Yonkers, OK to Charles & Lillie (Batt) Roach. He departed this life on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Salina, OK at the age of 88 years, 7 months, & 21 days.

John graduated from Chilocco Agriculture School near Newkirk, OK. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He lived in the Locust Grove area most of his life. Big John was a member of the Labor Union. He was a rodeo fan & especially enjoyed team roping. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Big John is survived by: 3 sons: Charles Richard Roach & wife Pam of Locust Grove, OK, Shawn Roach of Locust Grove, OK, & Dean Roach & wife Krista of Stilwell, OK; 1 sister: Marie Neugin of Locust Grove, OK; A nephew & a niece he helped raise: Sam Neugin & Donna Neugin both of Locust Grove, OK; 5 grandchildren: Caleb, Leo, Bailey, Kylie, & Sydney; His best friend: Boyd Speaks of Locust Grove, OK; Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, & a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents & 4 brothers: Tuck, Luke, Jackie, & Aaron.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Downing Cemetery near Peggs, Oklahoma. Brother Shawn Bates will officiate. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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Graveside Service




2:00 PM 12/13/2018 2:00:00 PM
Downing Cemetery

EO660 Rd.
Peggs, OK 74452

Burial of cremated remains.

Downing Cemetery
EO660 Rd. Peggs 74452 OK
United States

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Downing Cemetery Final Resting Place

EO660 Rd.
Peggs, OK 74452

EO660 Rd. Peggs 74452 OK
United States

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