Roger L. Stobart, 64, of Middleport, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012, in the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis. Born October 30, 1947, in the Antiquity community, he was the son of the late George D. and Velma Vorhese Stobart. He retired as a carpenter from the Carpenters Local Union #650 at Pomeroy, was a member of the Middleport Church of Christ, served in a the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his service. He was also a member of the Webster Post #39 of the American Legion Drew, Fenney-Bennet Post #128 Veterans Foreign Wars of Middleport, and Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 44 wonderful years, Linda Forrest Stobart; his daughters, Belinda Grimm Roush Pendleton of Dyesville, Ohio, and Elizabeth (Jason) Roush of Chester; his son, H.J. (Alonna) Grimm of Middleport; his grandchildren, Zack Grimm, Tori Cleland, Harley Bob Smallwood, Beuford Smallwood, Jr., Nathan Grimm and Nicole Black; his great-grandchildren, Christian Rhyne, Baelyn Rhyne, Beuford Smallwood, III, Bambi Smallwood and Hunter Smallwood; his sisters, Sue Rice of Racine, Hazel (Bob) Dudding of Racine; brother, John Stobart of Racine; brother-in-law, Bill Sayre Forrest of Cincinnati; and sister-in-law, Barbara Hysell Forrest of Cincinnati. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Roger is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle “Shelly” Stobart; his granddaughters, Amber Roush, Mallory Black and Kristin Grimm; a grandson, Roger Grimm; a brother, Don Stobart; and a sister, Edna Hunnell.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home of Middleport/Pomeroy with Al Hartson officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Fenney-Bennet Post #128 of Middleport. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6 -8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com.