Roger Dean Fannin

March 08, 1951 ‒ November 14, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Roger Dean Fannin, age 69, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 8, 1951 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Ronald and Betty Joan (Koch) Fannin.  Roger was the former co-owner of the Village Market and was currently employed as a Truck Driver for the Teamsters Local 637 out of Zanesville.  He enjoyed playing golf, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, photography and attending live music venues.  He also enjoyed being one of the organizers for the Mad Cap Memorial Golf Scramble for 19 years.  But most of all, Roger loved the time he spent with his family and closest friends.

He is survived by his brothers, Randy Fannin, Rick (Rosemary) Fannin, Ron (Lisa Durbin) Fannin; his nephews Paul Fannin, Jay Fannin, Travis Fannin; and his niece Aubrey Randall.

In keeping with Roger’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a Celebration of Life service at a date to be announced.

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  • Randy and Family,

    So sorry to hear about the lose of your brother Roger. I just remember him from little league baseball. I know my parents were friends with yours and you and I went to school together.

    These are hard times and losing someone now is even harder than it should be. I know from my own experience. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Take Care

    Mary Ellen (Rine) Carpenter

  • Randy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times May God bless you all. John & Cinda Boucher

  • Roger and my dear departed brother Jamie Kennedy were partners in crime! So after 25 years in heaven dear Jamie has a friend to hang out with! Roger was one of a kind

  • We are so sorry to hear that Roger passed away. We always loved visiting with him when we could. You will be missed my friend.

  • Randy, Rick and and Ron, Donnie and I were so sorry to hear about Roger, and extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. He will be missed.

  • My condolences to the Fannin family. Roger and I went to school to getter and graduated in 1969. Roger was a great friend from the time we were playing little league with his father coaching us. It was great memories and Roger will be missed by all. Rest In Peace

  • Randy, Rick and Ronnie,

    Sorry to hear about Rogers passing…
    I will always remember the good times, from Madcap softball to the the Madcap Memorial Golf outings, countless hours of throwing darts one on one and that one time I beat him… and hours spent in his garage/mancave listening to a few songs from his “little” music collection..
    He will be missed but not forgotten..


  • I am very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I haven’t seen him in many years, but when we were in school together we had many great times.
    Roger will be greatly missed and I hope all of his family finds solace in his memory.

  • So saddened to hear about your lose of Roger. He will be sorely missed, he was one of the good old boys. I’m glad I have many happy memories of roger. My heart is with you at this difficult time.

  • Randy, Rick and Ron,
    We are so sorry about Roger’s passing. We have so many memories that it is hard to know what to mention. He was a dear friend with a heart of gold. And could always make you smile, even our boys. Roger made his mark in all our lives and will always be remembered fondly for that. God rest his soul.

    Michael and Laura Abell

  • Ronnie,

    I am so sorry for your loss! He was such a nice guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brothers! Much love to all of you!

    Mary Jane Ferguson

  • So very sorry for your loss. Rog was one of the good guys; many fond memories of some rather crazy times. Loved seeing him out and about town on his bike, as recently as this summer, I think. RIP pal, may have to raise a glass of Asti to honor some good times.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Roger.s passing. He was
    great guy. We went to school and graduated
    together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Roger was one of a kind. I’ll always picture him standing around a fire or a golf green, sipping a beer, giving me and the other kids from our generation a hard time about one thing or another. He had that special ability to really give it to you good, without it ever feeling mean. You knew he was coming from a place of love and affection. I’ll miss him dearly and cherish the memories I have of him.

  • Rick, Randy and Ron and families,
    So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a good friend for many years. We had a lot of good times. You could always count on fun when Roger was on the scene. He will be sadly missed by a large community of his friends. Rest in peace buddy.

  • So sorry to learn of Roger passing. Many find memories chatting over a beer. Deepest sympathies to the family. Rest in Peace Roger.

  • So sad about the loss of Roger. He was driving by one day and saw Bob and I in the yard. He stopped, it ended up being quite a while. So many stories flew from softball games at Riverside Park😊
    Those were the days my friend. He will be missed by both of us. So glad we had that visit.
    Rest In Peace our friend.

  • Roger was my first friend in Mt. Vernon when my family moved here in 1964. We had great fun in Jr.&Sr. High school and afterwards. I hadn’t seen him in a while, but will always have pleasant memories when I think of him.

  • We are so sorry for your loss Fannin family. Sending prayers and deepest sympathy to all who loved and cared for Roger. He was a great guy! He’ll definitely be missed. RIP Roger❣️

  • So sad to hear of Roger’s passing away. He was definitely one of a kind! Many fond memories over the years. Will never forget his humor and generosity, his man cave and music library and motorcycles. I miss you.

  • To Roger’s family and friends, we are sorry for your loss. We were fortunate to attend many sporting events, concerts and music venues together. Roger introduced us all to a wide range of unique performers. His personal favorite being Texas singers/songwriters. We logged many hours with Roger in front of a dart board and on both sides of the bar. He will be missed but not forgotten… R.I.P… Dodger.

  • Roger was such a kind soul. Though I never got to get to know Roger as well as I wish I could have, I will always hold on to the memories we did share. I’m so glad I got to spend the time with him that I did. He always knew how to make me smile & have a good laugh. You were a great uncle to me, a great brother to your brothers, and a great friend to many. You will be missed, Roger! Rest easy ❤️

  • Sorry to hear of the lost of a great friend. Roger was one of the nicest guys that I have ever meet. He always has a smile and and a little story to tell me as I told him stories also. I enjoyed going to the Gambier Market on a daily basis when at work at Kenyon just to see Roger and Bob Tier. He will never be replaced since he was one of a kind. I will always have great memories of Roger. RIP friend.

  • To all of Roger’s family my heart goes out to you for your loss. I loved Roger in a deep friendship way as I know others did too. I took a lot of ribbing from Roger over the years as I am sure many of us did, but all in fun. Deep down we all know that Roger was a good friend to all of us, and like me we will always treasure his friendship and the times we shared with him; Roger was unique. I loved his humor which no one can equal. Roger truly rode hard, but was an easy rider. As Roger always said “if you can’t run with the big dogs, stay home on the porch”. (Sometimes I wish I wouldn’t have taken that advice, but you know what they say about hindsight.) Run free up there BIG DOG!

  • So sorry for the Fannin family’s loss with the passing of Roger. He was one of a kind who I played a lot of sports with on the MVHS baseball team and Md Cap Softball teams !! Beer was always a great staple with us. He will be greatly missed.

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