William "Billy" C. Roof, Sr.

September 5, 1937June 18, 2020

WEST COLUMBIA – William “Billy” Roof, Sr., 82, was born to the late Walter and Sara Roof of Columbia, SC on September 5, 1937 and went to his final resting place with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Billy graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School in 1955 and spent his career with Goodyear and Frasier Tire.

Billy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sherry Roof, and three sons; Chris (Susan) Roof, Jeff (Marcia) Roof and Paul Roof. Billy had seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Sandy Granger.

While having a strong passion for golf, classic cars, and traveling with Sherry, he was also involved at Brookland Cayce United Methodist Church for more than 60 years where he served with the Fishes and Loaves ministry providing food to those in need.

The family would like to thank the Medical Service of America Hospice; in particular, Sue Compagna for the incredibly compassionate care shown to Billy and his family during his illness.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22, 2020. Rev. Wayne Smith will conduct the service. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, in Southland Memorial Gardens with a private entombment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Brookland United Methodist Church or Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Private Entombment

    Monday, June 22, 2020


William "Billy" C. Roof, Sr.

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Karen Wilson

June 21, 2020

Dearest Roof Family, please know that my heartfelt sympathy is with you as you walk down this very sad road. I remember when I first met Billy at one of the lake birthday parties. He was so delighted when he told the story of their old computer and how genuinely thankful he was for Aaron’s help. I remember thinking that he was such a kind man, and my son was lucky to have him as a ‘grandpa’. (I never knew that they shared the same birthday, that is so special!) I always enjoyed talking with him and being seated at the same table at Thanksgiving. He was always so pleasant and upbeat. He will be truly missed, so very sorry for your loss.

Frank Swygert

June 20, 2020

It was such a pleasure reconnecting with Billy recently after so very many years. He was a great friend from our days at Brookland Grammar, when I spent about as much time at his house as I did my own, through our graduation from Brookland Cayce High School. Thankfully our paths crossed again. My condolences go out to Sherry and the family.