Roger L. Stith

November 10, 1939 ‒ February 04, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio

Roger L. Stith, age 78 of Sunbury died late Sunday night, February 4, 2018 at Countryview of Sunbury after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born on November 10, 1939 at home on Harrison Street in Sunbury the son of the late Henry and Aleta B. (Rinehart) Stith.

Roger was a 1957 graduate of Big Walnut High School and worked for many years as a carpenter and handy man with his dad.  He was also a rural mail carrier for 30 years retiring in 1995.

On November 14, 1959 he married Maggie Ulrey at the Centerburg United Methodist Church.

Roger was a lifetime member of the Big Walnut Conservation Club where he previously held the title of President for 21 years.  It was his home away from home and after retirement he took care of maintenance around the grounds.

A true outdoorsman, Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his kids.  He also had a workshop in his basement where you might find him woodworking.

Rogers had lots of friends and would strike up a conversation with anybody; he loved to talk.

He will be missed by his wife, Maggie; their children Sally (Bob Fleming) Stith of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Scott Stith of Garland, Texas, and Mike Stith of Johnstown; grandchildren Zach, Mitchell, Macy; Heather and Roxanne; great grandchildren Jace, Liley, Scott, Gunner, and Kalie; his sister Ann Powell of Reynoldsburg; and his sister-in-law Debbie Stith of Sunbury.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Phillip N. Stith.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2-6 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  A Celebration of Roger’s life will take place in the spring at the BW Conservation Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 2215 Citygate Drive # E, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Roger’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • Maggie, Sally, Scott, Mike……I’m sorry to hear about Roger’s passing. We grew up together in the neighborhood and all through our 12 years in school. He will be missed by many. You have my sympathy. Sherry.

  • A real agitator…….But we all knew he was kidding and wanted to see how far he could go. He was Ann”s big brother who loved to invade our Girl Scout meetings long ago. We will miss you Roger. McDonalds will never be the same. Remembering Maggie and all the kids. Love the Roberts……..Roger and Bette

  • To Maggie, Sally, Scott, and Mike:

    I’m really sad to find out Roger has passed; and I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great man and what a big personality he had!! I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face and he definitely left everyone else smiling.

    Please know that I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    May God give you strength, and may all those precious memories Roger gave us give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Love to everyone.

  • He was a great friend to our family. Our kids remember his fun teasing. He will be missed by many. Prayers for his family

  • Maggie, Sally, Scott and Mike

    I will certainly miss Roger and his bigger than life personality. Love and prayers to you all.

  • His personality was so large. He was a friend to all. He was often concerned about the well-being of other people. We shall miss his laughter and good-hearted nature.

  • Maggie Sally Scott Mike Im Sorry to hear about Roger passing. We were neighbots for many years.

  • Sorry for your loss. Roger made working at the post office a fun Place. We always appreciated his helping with Mary Owen while she lived c.ose to him

  • Sorry to hear about Roger. He was a great coworker and a nice friend. He was a fun person to be around.

  • Maggie, Scott, & Mike, my deepest sympathies. I always enjoyed the back and forth with Roger. Such a character

  • Maggie and family,
    Sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I remember you two coming in to the IGA when I worked there. He was always a jokester. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this difficult time. Love, prayers, hugs.

  • Maggie, Just want you too know your in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family. Gail Abolins

  • So sorry for your loss Maggie. The one thing i remember about Roger was his wonderful personality he had that way of always gettinga smile out of you. I will pray for you and your family.

  • We are so very sad to learn of Roger’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you Maggie and family. We will miss him very much. Jerry, Sara and Matt Bale

  • Dear Maggie, Sally, Scott, Mike and families. Keith and I were so sad to learn of Roger passing! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. He always made us laugh and we will always remember him with a smile. God bless you all and RIP Roger. You were one in a million. Love, Keith and Jona Baer

  • Maggie, and family, so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, funny, outgoing man . He will be remembered with great fondness always. I am sure the Bryant boys were there to great him home.

  • Sure will miss Roger. He was fun and, as they said, McDonald’s somehow will seem empty. God comfort the family. Take care always.

  • Dear Maggie and family,

    I knew Roger from the first grade. He was a really nice kid and very likable. I would see him at the class reunions and enjoyed saying hello. I intended to come this afternoon, but the weather was not conducive for me to drive. You have my sincere condolence. Jim Gross. Class of 57.

  • Roger will be missed by all who knew him. There are not words that can express how sorry we are for your loss ;I pray God will wrap his arms around you and your family during this time of your great loss.

  • Maggie sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He will be missed by many I’m sure. He seemed to know everybody. Chris & I are praying for you.
    Love, Chris & Edna Stanley.