- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 30 January 2013
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Morlan Roach, age 52, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 in Mount Pleasant. Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at the Union Hill Cemetery with Randy Green officiating
and Randy Conarroe, Ray Green, Chris Mars, Bryan Alcorn, Jason Graham, and Seth Burnaman serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Curry Welborn Funeral Home.
He was born on April 1, 1960 in Gladewater, the only son of Ida and Russell Roach. Mr. Roach was a Deputy Constable for Franklin County and served in Law Enforcement.
He is remembered by family and friends that knew his passion for wood furniture. How he enjoyed drawing and painting, but most of all the love he had for being a police officer. He loved meeting and getting to know people from different parts of the country. He felt he was a better person just by his path walking with so many others. After being sick for so long he is now at peace and resting near a good friend at Union Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Leeda Roach; a 33 year old son, Michal Roach and wife Heather of Mineola Tex., a 32 year old daughter, Mandy Cote and her husband Robert of Sulphur Springs and a 28 year old daughter Laura Murillo of Mount Vernon. His Grand-Children; Katelyn Roach, Ashlee Dockery, Jason Roach and Landon Roach all of Mineola Tex., and Zackary Jones, Bradley Jones, Carrson Cote, and Maci Cote of Sulphur Springs and Hailey Cote of Seagoville Tex., Keaton Carlock, Adean Murillo, and Ethan Murillo of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ida Roach.
Memorials may be made to the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas at www.pomf.org
The online register can be signed at currywelborn.com