Roger D. Gossard, age 63, of Waynesfield died Sunday Oct. 25 at his residence. He was born Aug. 24, 1952 in Lima to Darrell and Mary Webb Gossard. He married Deborah D. Maynard Oct. 25, 1975 and she survives in Waynesfield.
Roger had been a fabrication welder at Lima Sheet Metal and just recently retired. He loved working on cars and restoring his 1942 truck. He also enjoyed hunting arrowheads and playing his guitar. He had served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Additional survivors include his mother Mary Blakeley of Waynesfield, children Andrew (Kris Nascimento) Gossard of Celina, Erin (Michael) Shaffer of Spencerville and Douglas Gossard of Lima, 4 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren and 3 brothers: Darrell ‘Gene’ (Carol) Gossard of White Cloud, MI, David (Stella) Gossard of Uniopolis and Randy (Carolyn) Gossard of New Hampshire.
He was preceded in death by his father Darrell, stepfather Larry Blakeley and a sister Carol Ann Hancock.
Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will begin 1:30 Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Kent Place officiating and burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm