In Memory of

Richard Roe

Full Name: Richard L Roe
Date of Birth: September 1, 1931
Date of Death: September 5, 2019
There will be no visitation
Service Information:
September 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM - Graveside at Oak Hill Cemetery

Lewistown- Richard L. “Doc” Roe, 88, of Lewistown, passed away at 10:17 PM Thursday September 5, 2019 at St John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born September 1, 1931 at Rayland, Ohio the son of Loma A. and Effie Marie (Mehollin) Roe. He married Norma Saults on May 26, 1951 at Missouri. She survives with one son, Rich Roe of Bushnell, one granddaughter, Stacey Roe of Bushnell, two great grandsons, Logan and Trenton Roe both of Bushnell, and one great great grandson, Axle Roe of Bushnell. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Shirlene Jockisch, and one grandson, Thomas William Roe.

Doc was an industrial arts teacher and coach at Lewistown High School for many years before retiring. He later worked as a carpenter and home builder in the Lewistown area. He was a WW 2 Army veteran, and was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church, and a 50 year member of Lewistown Lodge 104 AF & AM. He was an avid sports fan, and a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Duke Blue Devils. He also loved playing solitaire on his computer.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Shane Smith officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made at

From: Rod Featherlin Sep 8 2019 7:56AM
Sorry for the passing of your loved one
From: Larry&Debbie WardSep 8 2019 8:46AM
Norma, we are so sorry for the loss of Doc. We loved him and you dearly, and thought the world of him. We are so sorry we weren’t there for him and you when you needed us most, always remember we were thinking about you, and continue to do so. Prayers always. Love you
From: Lonnie Smith And FamilySep 8 2019 2:39PM
Norma and Family,
  Our Condolences and Prayers in this time of Loss.  "Doc"  was a great individual, and taught me many skills that I have had the privilege to pass down to others.  He will be missed by all of us.  May The Lord comfort you and strengthen you in this time os loss and need.
From: Mary Schnarr WoodruffSep 8 2019 4:50PM
Norma and family so very sorry to hear of Doc's passing.
He was a great guy and will be missed. Ever so friendly and helpful to so many people.
Fly high my friend and God bless you. Sincerely yours.
From: Stewart inmanSep 8 2019 6:41PM
Coach you were the man
From: Kent osterSep 8 2019 10:28PM
So sorry for your loss he was a good man and a great coach
From: cindy lou petersonSep 9 2019 2:24AM
I will always remember his infectious smile and I still have a picnic table he made that 'I bought from Pratt's Lumber 16 years ago he will be missed
From: Lorenda SpilkerSep 9 2019 7:14PM
Our very deepest sympathy to Doc Roe's family. Great man always smiling and ready to talk. He will be missed. In our heavenly Fathers name God bless each of you. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.
From: Scott archerSep 12 2019 8:54PM
Mr.Roe,I can still see him in his athletic t- shirt and shorts with a whistle  around his neck,and his famous tooth pick in the side of his mouth.He also taught drivers ed  and industrial arts . Coach respected you as long as you respected him, not good for those that didn't. Always fun at Hilda's pantry during the awards banquet...Great industry memories,glad I was a part of it
From: Scott ArcherSep 12 2019 9:06PM
When I was in 7th and 8th grade Mr Roe made the spanking paddles for Mr Heitman,Mrs Smith,etc,some even had holes in the paddles, Mr Roe got the last laugh on that...
From: Keith HyzerSep 15 2019 12:01PM
Dick and Tom May and Iplayed baseball and basketball for LCHS graduating in 1949  Tom andhe and I fished for catfish in the drainage ditches near Havana Dick andTom had a tandem bike good memories!  Keith

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