Dr. Albert "Teensie" Roach
June 25, 1949 ~ December 3, 2022
Dr. Albert “Teensie” Roach, 73, died December 3, 2022, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beth Landman Roach, his daughter, Katherine McMillen, grandsons, Davis and Jackson Crawford, his son and best friend Taylor Roach, wife Tommie Sue Roach, grandson, Clayton Roach, and granddaughter, Finley Roach. Dr. Roach graduated Overton High School, Lambuth College and the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy. His career began at St. Thomas Hospital as the first Clinical Pharmacist for 20 years and then continued as Director of Medical Affairs for Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Roach was also a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Al was a smart, loving, kind gentleman with a great sense of humor. His affection for his family was apparent in everything he did. He loved to spend time with his children and “grands” and fish and hunt with his son Taylor and all the grandchildren. A friend once said, “Everyone should know someone like Al Roach. He made you a better person for knowing him and made the world a better place.” A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Joseph McMahon at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212, on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 11AM. There will be visitation and a reception immediately following Mass at Hunting Hollow Farm, 370 Vaughn Road, Nashville, TN 37221. The family would like to thank Dr. Doug Holiday, Dr. Tad Porter, Dr. Sarah Clark, Dr. Jeff Datillo, Dr. Nassif Azzi, Dr. Joseph Parker and the nursing staff on 7B at St. Thomas Hospital for their excellent care during this most difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.