Roger Allen Leasure, husband, brother, father, grandfather, loyal friend, hunter, trapper, adventurer, and master joke teller passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus at the age of 72.
He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on April 9, 1947, the son of the late Roy Edgar and Mildred Frances (Burton) Leasure. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Segura and a brother, Roy Leasure, Jr.
On Aug. 15, 1993, he married Margaret “Peg” (Diener) Leasure and she survives.
He is also survived by three sons; Christopher (Kelly) Leasure of Bellefontaine, Dusty Leasure of Dublin, and Chad (Jill) Carey of Bellefontaine, four grandchildren; Kirsten (Matt) Brisson, Ross Leasure, Josh Carey, Ashton Carey and one great grandchild, Brooks Brisson, a sister, Diantha (Fred) Colwell of Deland, FL, a sister-in-law, Brenda Leasure of Huntsville, a brother-in-law, Gabe Segura of Costa Rica and numerous nieces and nephews.
Upon graduation from high school, Roger received a scholarship to play football at Capital University but after just one year, he turned to serving his country and he enlisted in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was married to Janice McDonald in 1971 and divorced years later.
Roger was an outdoorsman, adventurer, hunter, trapper and had a love for watersports. Early in his life, he owned a canoe livery at Indian Lake and later in life, a canoe livery in Urbana and one in Springfield. One of his favorite places to be was with his brother at “the farm” hunting or just spending time with his brother and friends. On the river, he will be remembered as the “old guy in the A frame.”
Dusty Leasure, his son, will lead a celebration of life service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Logan County Veteran Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the funeral home on Friday at the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the Leasure family requests that any memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.