Earl Lee Royer

March 18, 1929 ‒ August 07, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio
Formerly of Perrysville, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Earl Royer had a great sense of humor – which gave him a great sense of life! Though he lived a quiet life, he found value in the simple pleasures of hand-cranked ice cream, a foot-long hotdog, and whatever new car caught his eye – Earl had 37 automobiles in his life.

Earl Lee Royer formerly of Perrysville, passed away Tuesday evening August 7, 2018 in his Mansfield home. He was 89.

Born March 18, 1929 in Ashland County to Jeff and Martha (Lozier) Royer, he was graduated from Perrysville High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He returned from the war to take a position with Tappan and retired from Therm-O-Disc.

He is survived by his wife Clara (Kemp) Royer, whom he married January 26, 1957; their daughters Debbie (Tom) Harmon and Diane (Mark) Wharton all of Mansfield; granddaughters Faith (Andrew Neighbors) Harmon and Sarah (Brant) Culler; great grandchildren Hayden Culler, Harrison Culler and Kylee Ann Neighbors; a brother Leonard Royer of Mansfield; a sister-in-law Betty Harmon of Perrysville; and his rescue cat Cindy Lou.

The Royer family will receive guests Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Saturday at the convenience of the family.  His grandson-in-law Brant Culler will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville, where Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.

Contributions in his memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to help celebrate the life of Earl Royer. Share with his family a message of support – or watch his tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, dad, and grandfather. The family was the first people we met when we moved to Reed Road, and we are still there. We wish we could attend services, but we are in the New England states right now. Some of my memories are when we had a party-line telephone and Debbie and Diane were always on the phone….typical teenagers at the time. Earl always stopped to talk on his way out the driveway. They were such good neighbors to have.

  • Diane and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. (I believe Greg heard it from Kelly and he let me know.) I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May
    God heal the pain and help you to reflect on the good memories.
    Val Harritos