Roy C. Steinmetz

April 22, 1932 ‒ July 03, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Roy C. Steinmetz, age 86, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 22, 1932 near Gambier to the late Lawrence and Edna (Butcher) Steinmetz. Roy was employed and retired from Cooper Energy Services after 44 years of service as a General Supervisor.  He enjoyed his Monday Night Jammers, playing music, singing and his membership at the Pine Street First Church of God.  Roy also enjoyed farming, mowing and wintering in Florida. But most of all, he loved the time he spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Janell (Tom) Reynolds, Jill (John) Shriver; his son Criss (Debra) Steinmetz; eight grandchildren, Corey (Andrea) Sites, Clinton (Audrey) Baker, Troy Reynolds, Travis (Jill) Reynolds, Tracey (Bryan) Zink, Derrick (Shannon) Steinmetz, Jordan (Elyssa) Shriver, Jamison Shriver; thirteen great grandchildren; his brother Gary (Janice) Steinmetz; and his sisters Ilene Bird and Eleanor Doup.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife, of over 62 years, Beatrice Steinmetz.

Friends may call on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10AM-12PM at the Pine Street First Church of God (10 Pine St., Mount Vernon). A service will follow, beginning at 12PM, with Pastor Bill Fulda officiating.  Burial will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Pelotonia, The American Heart Association, or Pine Street First Church of God – Building Fund.

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  • I’ve known Roy since the Gambier School days. He was a fine man from a wonderful family. His parents were friends with my parents, and all four of these wonderful people will be at the Golden Gate to welcome Roy. My sincere thoughts and prayers go to both his immediate and extended families.

  • Roger and I sent our heart felt sympathy to all the family. We loved and appreciated your dad. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time.

  • So many sweet memories of time spent with this family growing up. Roy & Bea were always loving and kind to my family. He will be missed tremendously by many.

    With Deepest sympathy –

  • What an amazing man Roy was….He and Bea were such great friends to my
    parents, Paul and Wanita Kramer. Our families were always so close and
    Bea and Roy were almost like a second set of parents for me. He will be
    greatly missed…. I can picture Roy and dad belting out a George Beverly
    Shea song in Heaven!

  • Dear Jan, Jill, Criss and Family,

    We send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you. We enjoyed working at the church at the same time Roy was mowing. We respected and loved him and will miss him. Hope that you can find a measure of comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace and reunited with Bea.

    Barry and Connie Groseclose

  • To All the family of Roy .I know your hearts are broken with the parting of your dear one .But I believe if you could ask him , He would tell you .I’m finally Home … I’m so Sorry Roy I never got your custard pie baked.
    Your enjoying much better things So glad this world is not our final home. A long time friend Gerri

  • Roy was one of the kindest and most gentle men we’ve ever known. Roy hired Don when he started working at Coopers and we know that Roy was deeply respected there. We will miss him at church, his warm smile, and Don will miss talking with him about the Ohio State Buckeyes.
    Roy loved gospel music with a passion and we can only imagine the awesome harmony he’s enjoying now. Much love and prayers to all of his dear family. 💞🙏

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Patrick and Teresa Brate

  • Jill, I’m so sorry about your dad. During your season of mourning, I hope you can remember all those special times with your dad and they can bring a smile. I know it’s hard. Hugs!! -Joann Kaufman

  • To Roy’s Family,

    Our deepest sympathies. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. A good man, so sorry for your loss.

  • Roy was a lovely man of God. Everyone knew he had a heart for God. He will be missed. I pray that God will heal your hearts. You have my deepest sympathies.

  • To Roy’s Family —- We were saddened to read about his death, and we share in your sorrow. Roy was always so nice to work with at Cooper’s. May fond memories of your times together help you through this sad time. We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Janelle, Criss and Jill, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your father. Roy and Bea were great folks in the Howard community and their presence will be missed greatly. Please accept my condolences on your loss and know that I share in your sadness, but also in the Joy that he has entered Heaven’s portals.

  • I am so sorry for your loss but know he is at peace and with your loving mom. They were a wonderful couple and raised amazing children and grandchildren, a real accomplishment in today’s world. May GOD Bless all of you and give you peace❤️

  • To all the Steinmetz family,
    Don and I just heard today of Roy’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss and that we missed the services. Roy hired Don and we got to know the family through times shared at Deb and Criss’s at Apple Valley. That’s been manyl years ago, but we still think of all of you as friends. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Don and Sue Thomas