Thursday, December 10, 2015

Climer Family Obit: Making Them Smile till the End

So Uncle Roger passed away a few days ago after battling ALS for six months. A great funny guy who just couldn't get angry at anything. My family as always been of the backward sorts, even during those "its a fact of life" things. Below, you will see what I mean.

And, yes, you will notice that Uncle Roger passed away on the same day as his brother (Uncle John) and father (Grandpa Joe). Not creepy at all...

Keep smiling Uncle Roger...tell grandpa and John that we miss them too.

D. Roger Climer
Born: October 30, 1957
Died: December 06, 2015
D. Roger Climer, 58, of Londonderry, was taken too soon at 8:27pm on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following the fight of his life with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). 
He was born in Londonderry to Joseph and Genevieve (LaPine) Climer on Halloween Eve 1957, ruining trick or treat night for his siblings; and they held it over his head for years. On June 28, 2003, he married the love of his life, Heather Davidson-Climer.

In addition to his wife and mother, Roger is survived by his beloved son, Eli Climer; a brother Michael (Judith) Climer, of Londonderry; three sisters, Linda (Rodney) Dilley, of Richmond Dale, Janet (David) Whitehouse, of Chillicothe; and Kathy (Rodney) Skaggs, of Chattanooga, TN; his mother-in-law, Lois Davidson, sister-in-law, Heidi Davidson, both of Londonderry, a brother-in-law, Daniel (Jaime) Davidson, of Chillicothe; as well as several nieces, nephews, and a myriad of special friends, including Jeff, Marcel, Erdy, Big Bob, and Butsey. Roger was preceded in death by his father Joseph, who died on December 6, 1984. He was later preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Robert Climer, who also died on December 6, 1995.

Roger was a graduate of Southeastern High School, and went on to work for the Londonderry branch of the Shell Oil Company as a “petroleum transfer technician” (Uncle John pumped gas at Bolte's Shell, a pitstop between Chillicothe and McArthur, Ohio at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Vigo Rd). In 1995, he began working for Ross County Litter Control as a collection supervisor, but was more professionally known as “The Trash King”. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed watching his favorite football team, the Cleveland Browns; even though they were a constant disappointment. It was well known amongst his family and friends that he was a fun, quirky, twisted person with an amazing sense of humor. Even through the end of his illness, Roger never lost that “spark” that made him so lovable. He will be remembered as one of the kindest and most gentle souls; as a person who was selfless, caring, and giving to anyone that he met. His entire life revolved around his son Eli, and the activities they would do together. Riding the 4-wheeler, mushroom hunting, gardening, playing ball in the yard, watching football and the Cincinnati Reds were just a few of their favorite adventures.

In accordance with Roger’s wishes, calling hours will not be observed.

The family would like to thank Dr. Skocik and Adena Hospice for their outstanding care during his illness.

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