Joshua D. Roten
Owner, Funeral Service Licensee
Josh is the owner of Appalachian Legacy Funeral Services, LLC and a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Josh is a native of Ashe County. He graduated from Ashe County High School, attended Wilkes Community College and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Working with the community is very important to Josh as he is involved with various local civic organizations: Past President of The Rotary Club of Ashe County, Ashe Masonic Lodge #594, Oasis Shriners, and the Ashe Shrine Club. Josh also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, Ashe County Children's Endowment, a member of the Board of Trustees for Wilkes Community College and was elected in November, 2020 to the Ashe County Board of Education. Being active in the funeral profession, Josh has served as District 10 Director of the NC Funeral Director's Association. He is a member of Union Baptist Church in Lansing, NC. He is the son of Tim and Roxann Rhodes Roten of Lansing, grandson of Lena Sexton Rhodes, the late Gilbert Rhodes and Ilene Lewis Roten and the late J.B. "John" Roten. Josh is married to Holly M. Roten, a former Literary Specialist at Mountain View Elementary School and they have a daughter, Lila Katherine, son, Lawson Kendrick and daughter, Lena Kaye. Josh views his occupation as a calling and pledges to serve each family with the utmost care and compassion.