Richard Eugene Roof of Otterbein Lebanon, passed away, surrounded by family, September 5, 2021 at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio.
He was born March 20, 1940 at Middletown Hospital to Benneville A. and Rosa E. (Reed) Roof. His older siblings are Benneville (Wanda) Roof and Mary Jane (Clayton) Hursh. He married Rebecca J. Sample, daughter of MacBeth and Deborah (Smith) Sample, on September 21, 1961 at the First Methodist Church, Middletown.
He is an alumnus of Middletown High School '58, Roosevelt Middle School and Sherman Elementary. He retired in 2006 an employee of Miami Carey/Nutone. He enjoyed bowling on company league teams. He volunteered as an officer of Sherman School PTO. As a member of First Methodist, he served as a church usher, youth group counselor and pantry volunteer. He was devoted to his family. He enjoyed following the Reds, OSU football and the Bengals. Quietly, he read his bible and prayed. A high school trumpet player, he woke his children with various tunes. He read books to his children and played games with his grandchildren. His feet took him on long walks.
Preceding in death are his wife, parents, and siblings. Surviving are: children, Donald (MaJo) Roof, Michael (Valerie) Roof and Robyn Roof; grandchildren, Sarah (Brian) Drake, Hannah (Austin) Mooney, Randall (Taylor) Roof; great grandchildren, Joanna, Helena, Florence, Owen and William.
Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home 1500 Manchester Ave, Middletown, Ohio 45042. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Wagner officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore.com.
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