Roger L. Weirick

April 16, 1944 ‒ April 12, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

In life you are either a passenger or a pilot. Roger Weirick was a pilot – literally. As a small aircraft pilot, he loved to hop in his plane even for a short day trip. And as to his life, Roger piloted a life plan with freely expressed emotions, and the honest hardworking pride of a loving husband and father. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time wih his family and grandkids, riding motorcycles, painting with Bob Ross, and roaming around the family farm.

Roger L. Weirick passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, April 12, 2015 at his rural Lexington home. He was 70 years old.

He was born April 16, 1944 in Mansfield to parents Earl and Martha (Williams) Weirick. Following High School, Roger moved to Pennsylvania to attend mechanics school where he met the love of his life. Barbara caught his eye and the pair married March 20, 1965.

Roger later began his own excavating business, Weirick Excavating. A jack of all trades, Roger enjoyed plowing snow and trimming trees on his Christmas tree farm, Weirick’s Evergreen Farm.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Barbara Weirick of Lexington; children Nathan Earl (Diane) Weirick, Timothy Allen Weirick, and Renea Lea (Randall) Weirick-Brown; grandchildren Isabella and Logan Weirick, Tyler Nichols, Mercedes Ayers, Cody (Jasmine) Blevins, Levi (Ashley) Blevins, and Casey Blevins, Randall (Brooke) Brown III, Kaylee Mion, and Luke Brown; great grandchildren Lily, Kinzey, Sydney, TJ, Maddox, Tommy, and Mali; sister Elinor Burson of Garland, Texas, and brother Wayne (Sue) Weirick of Lexington; nieces Cyndi (Mark) Miller, Laurie (Michael) Ware, Beth (Dan) DuBois, and Dianne (Ric) Leon; nephew Doug (Lisa) Weirick; numerous great nieces and great nephews, and several longtime friends including Terry Blevins.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and longtime friends, including JC Campbell and Jerry Barnett. He was a friend to all and a stranger to none.

His family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will also be held at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. with Celebrant Jerry Wilson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati, either at the funeral home or sent directly to SHC-Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. The Shriners Hospital has been an absolute blessing to the Weirick family and any donation to them would be an honor to Roger and the entire family.

Snyder Funeral Home is privileged to serve Roger’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Dear Wayne, Sue and Weirick Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each of you, at this sad time. May Roger be celebrating his “Birth” into heaven with all his family and friends there, as he would have been doing here with you.

  • Dear Wayne, Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing and will always remember him coming to our class wiener roast at your place and his sense of humor; he didn’t know a stranger. ….Please accept my sympathy at this difficult time. Hugs and Love to all of you

  • Words can not express how deep the loss. We will be there with you in spirit. Just know that our thought are with you all.
    We love our Ohio family,

  • So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I always enjoyed working with him in the years past. He was a good natured guy and always pleasant to be around. He will be missed by us all.

  • To our dear friends, Nate & Diane, Isabella & Logan and to your entire family: You are all most certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss and know we are here for you during this profoundly difficult time. With hugs, love and support, the Golden family

  • Dear Weirick family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We wish we could be there with you all. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for God’s peace.
    love,
    Michael & Laurie (Burson) Ware & family

  • I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I fondly remember all the fun we had so many years ago playing cards and laughing. He will be missed. My prayers for you Barb and your family. May he rest in peace.

  • We were so sorry to hear about Roger. Roger was always a smiling face around our little piece of heaven in the country. We will surely miss having him around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your entire family.

  • Our deepest sympathies to all of the Weirick family, relatives and friends of Roger, of which, we’re so PROUD to be able to count ourselves. Roger was always so fun to be around…even when working hard! He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
    We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone at this time.
    God Bless You All,
    Ed & Jody (Kleilein) Mess and family

  • Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with every one of you as you deal with the loss of your husband, brother, father and friend. What memories you must have to reflect back on, having shared Roger’s life, love and his many Roger-isms, as only Roger could express.

    He has left you all that same gift, to take each day and embrace it with your very best!. He’s left his mark and we have all been blessed to have known such a unique person!. May God’s grace be with you all!

  • Dear Nate, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May your family find peace in The Lord above! God bless your family! Stephanie Wagner Jedra

  • Nate,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.
    God bless your family.
    Dan, Ann, Amy and Abigail McElfresh

  • Condolences to the Weirick Family . Roger was a true joy to be around and we feel blessed to have known him. May your precious memories help see you through this dificult time. Rest in peace Roger you will be missed.

  • Dear Barb, Renee, Tim and Nate,

    I am truly sorry for the loss that your family is experiencing. Rogers presence in my life, over the past several months while caring for dad, has been a blessing. He saved me from shoveling dad’s truck out when we got stuck plowing and I am sure that wasn’t the first time! His straight forward wit was refreshing and provided me with many laughs and funny stories which were a life saver when taking care of dad. He will truly be missed by our family. We are here if you need anything.
    Hang in there,
    Kelly

  • We are in complete shock. Just 2 Fridays ago Roger visited me in the hospital. Roger was a true friend and fantastic pilot. Our deepest condolences to the Weirick family.

  • To Barb and all the Weirick family – words just cannot express the sorrow I am feeling at having lost one of my truest and best friends. Roger and I met when I worked for the City of Lexington back in 1970 – we hit it off immediately and while I have lived in places other than Ohio most of this time, we always picked up right where we left off with our friendship.

    Barb, I wish you, Nate, Tim and Renee all the best as you work through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Mike

  • Dear Weirick Family,
    We are so saddened by the loss of Roger and our prayers are with you as you grieve his passing. Having lived on Bell Rd 30 yrs we cannot remember a time when Roger was not here. Having raised small children in the country, and feeling alone at times Roger was always around with a laugh or a smile and always reached out to us in so many ways. He truly was that country neighbor who cared. A great loss of such a special person who will be missed by so many. Really enjoyed the video and so many great pictures of his wonderful generous life. God bless Him and peace to the entire Weirick family. What a truly great man.

    Kim and Leonard Quick

  • It was our pleasure to get to know Roger this past summer. He did some excavation work for us at the referral of his friend, Rick Heckert. He was so likeable and had a great sense of humor. Even though we have not known Roger long, he made a lasting impression on us. Our condolences to his family and friends.

  • Roger was one of those awesome people that by simply knowing him your life was better. We have felt blessed to have Roger and Wayne as Uncles. We have and always will be proud to call the Weiricks family. I always wish we had more opportunities to spend time together. I pray that everyone who knew him will find strength to get through these difficult times.

  • Dear Nate and Family
    I am so sorry for hearing of your fathers passing. He was a very nice and funny guy. Hang in there and remember you will see him again in time.