Roy “Ted” Cameron

October 31, 1930 ‒ March 31, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Roy T. “Ted” Cameron, 88, of Galion passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1930 in Galion and was the son of James and Ina Mae (Rife) Cameron. Ted is survived by his wife of nearly 31 years, Ruth A. (Metzger) Kaple Cameron, whom he married on April 20, 1988.

He graduated in 1949 from Galion High School. Ted worked at PPG in Crestline, retiring in 1993 as an inspector and later worked for Finch Carpet Cleaning for many years. Ted was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 303 of Galion and was often seen walking in the neighborhood. He enjoyed photography and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Ted served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War from July 14, 1949 to April 9, 1953. He was proud to have the opportunity to participate in the Honor Flight traveling to Washington, DC.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, James D. Cameron, Debra R. (Dale) Arnold and Kathy K. (Jeff) Wyatt all of Warrensburg, Missouri; his step-children, Terri Godby of Galion, Randy A. (Kitty) Kaple of Georgetown, Kentucky, Mark E. (Lisa) Kaple of Marysville, Paul F. (Angie) Kaple of Columbus, Greg D. (Missy) Kaple of Galion and David McAnall of Casstown, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-laws, Betty Cameron and Eileen Cameron.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a former wife, Joye (Teeple) Cameron; four brothers, James, William, Daniel and John “Jack” Cameron; two sisters, Donna Starling and June Dinkle; step-daughter Judy McAnall Bross and a son-in-law, Robert Godby.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5 with Father Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ted Cameron, and condolences may be made to them at


  • Ruth,

    So very sorry to hear about Roy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy, prayers and hugs.

    Jackie Smith and Danny Gregory.

  • Very sorry for your loss . Ted was a great guy with a great sense of humor and a quick wit. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you and keep you during your time of sorrow and forever.

  • Ruth and Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a great man and will be missed by all.
    You are in our thoughts.

  • Aunt Ruth and Family,
    Our deepest Sympathy to you in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Nancy and Terry Hamman

  • So very sorry to hear of Teds passing. On behalf of Jerry and I please accept our condolences. Jerry had a good friend with Ted with many years at PPG…

  • Dear Ruth and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
    Sincerely, Dixie Gergal and Family

  • Dear Aunt Ruth and Family,
    I’m sorry that Uncle Ted is no longer with us. I’m glad to hear that you both had a pleasant trip to Disney World recently. He will definitely be missed . My condolences to you and to all of his children.
    Love, Sue

  • Dear Aunt Ruth,
    Sending you all prayers for comfort and care as you grieve. May Uncle Ted’s memory be a blessing to you and all who knew him! Big hugs to all of you.
    Parisa Parsa (Sue’s eldest daughter)