Roger Allen Camper

02/13/1948 - 12/26/2023


Obituary For Roger Allen Camper

Roger Allen Camper Sr., age 75, was called home at 7:36 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family by his side.

Roger was born February 13, 1948, in Lima, OH, to the late Carl F. and Goldie M. (Shephard) Camper. On January 2, 1999, he married Charlotte L. (Thompson) Camper who preceded him in death on September 9, 2010.

Roger attended Lima Senior High School and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2007 from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 38 years of service. Roger loved working on cars and was an avid movie buff, especially sci-fi movies. He was a proud husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa who loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children, Allen C. (Tasha) Camper of Lima, Goldie (Derek) McLean of Lima, Matthew P. Camper of Lima, Roberta (Don Jr.) Martin of Ohio City, and Roger A. (LeeAnn) Camper, Jr. of Lima; 2 stepdaughters, Margaret (Dwayne Gipson) Hershberger of Lima, and Karen (Tommy) McLaughlin of GA; 14 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren; sister, Diana VanSchoyck of Lima; 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by a son, Carl F. Camper; grandson, Aloysious Camper; stepdaughter, Sharon Hershberger; brother, John Camper; and brother-in-law, Bill VanSchoyck.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Pastor Ted Bible will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the United States Army and VFW #1275.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2023, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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  • 12/30/2023

    Uncle Roger we will all miss u until we all meet again in heaven. R.I.H with the rest of our family and friends

  • 12/29/2023

    Death leave a heartache Only Jesus can heal, Love leaves us memories No one can steal.

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