Roger W. George, 88, of Walnut Creek, formerly of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Walnut Hill Nursing Home in Walnut Creek.

He was born July 5, 1922 in Newcomerstown, to the late Willis Root George and Chloe Elizabeth (Henry) George.

He was a life-long farmer. He was a former member of Christ United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown and was a church trustee, and he is a present member of St. John United Church of Christ of Walnut Creek.

He was a member of Odd Follows of Newcomerstown, a former Landmark trustee, former president of Newcomerstown School Board, and former Farm Bureau president.

He is survived by his wife, Angie (Wargowsky) George, whom he married July 4, 1959; one daughter, Melanie Miller of North Canton; two sons, Martin (Sharon) George of Muncie, Ind., and Weston (Chanin) George of Lakemore; five grandchildren, Colton and Christian Miller, Lauren George, Alexandra George, and Shaina Silket.

Services were Saturday, June 25, 2011, in the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with Pastor Mark Behrendt officiating.

Burial was in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654; or St. John Church of Christ, 4858 Olde Pump St., Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687.

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