Brad Roach, Kearney, passed away at the age of 29 on March 10, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident near Richmond, Mo.
Brad is survived by his parents, Lana Roach and Corey Jenkins; his grandparents, Kirby and Virginia Roach; his siblings, Kenan, Niki, Marcus, and Kari and stepsister, Quisha; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Brad was born in Kansas City on September 1, 1987. He graduated from Kearney High School in 2006. Brad loved being a big brother. He enjoyed hanging out with friends, listening to music, cooking, and writing. His biggest passion in life was soccer. He played as a young boy and all throughout school and continued to play in recreational leagues all throughout the years. He ultimately wanted to become a soccer coach.
Brad was very fortunate to have a big loving family whom he enjoyed spending time with, especially his grandparents who were such a huge part of his life. He truly will be missed by all, but knowing that is no longer suffering brings comfort. In keeping in Brad’s generous and living spirit, it was his decision to donate life so that others might live.
Visitation services will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at First Christian Church, Kearney, Mo., with a funeral following immediately after with Pastor Doug Gilpin as the officiate. In Brad’s memory, please consider registering to be an organ donor. Suggested monetary donations to the Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 West 47th Place, Suite 400, Westwood, KS 66205.
Arrangements in the care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am so deeply saddened to hear of Brad’s death. He was always a playful, respectful young man with me, and often played soccer with our church club. He was brilliantly talented and it is tragic to see such a promising young life end. I’m very sad for the family and for the world.