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AMerican Veteran 11


Roger Allen Leasure

April 9, 1947 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 72)

Roger Allen Leasure, husband, brother, father, grandfather, loyal friend, hunter, trapper, adventurer, and master joke teller passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 72.

He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio April 9, 1947, a son of the late Roy Edgar and Mildred Frances (Burton) Leasure.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Segura and a brother, Roy Leasure, Jr.

On August 15, 1993, he married Margaret “Peg” Diener and she survives. He is also survived by three sons, Christopher (Kelly) Leasure of Bellefontaine, Dusty Leasure of Dublin, Ohio and Chad (Jill) Carey of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Kirsten (Matt) Brisson, Ross Leasure, Josh Carey, Ashton Carey and one great grandchild, Brooks Brisson; a sister, Diantha (Fred) Colwell of Deland, Florida; a sister-in-law, Brenda Leasure of Huntsville, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Gabe Segura of Costa Rica and numerous nieces and nephews.

Upon graduation from high school, Roger received a scholarship to play football at Capital University but after just one year, he turned to serving his country and enlisted in the United States Army achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  He was married to Janice McDonald in 1971 and divorced years later.

Roger was an outdoorsman, adventurer, hunter, trapper and had a love for watersports.  Early in his life, he owned a canoe livery at Indian Lake and later in life, a canoe livery in Urbana and one in Springfield.  One of his favorite places to be was with his brother at “the farm” hunting or just spending time with his brother and friends.  On the river, he will be remembered as the “old guy in the A frame.”

Dusty Leasure, his son, will lead a celebration of life service at 7:30 P.M. Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. The Logan County Veteran Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the funeral home at the conclusion of the service.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 3 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



Donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 75816, Topeka KS 66675-8516

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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