Roger Paul Montgomery, age 62, of Johnstown, died peacefully April 19, 2014. A resident of Johnstown his entire life, Roger graduated from Johnstown High School, Class of 1969 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Miami of Ohio in 1973. He went on to earn Masters Degrees in School Administration and Sports Administration from Ashland University and earned his Superintendent’s License. Roger worked in the education field as a teacher, administrator and coach for 30 years within the Johnstown, Centerburg, East Knox and Walnut Township (Millersport) school districts. Roger had coached football in Johnstown and boys and girls basketball. He was a member of the Licking County Umpire Association and had umpired volleyball, basketball and softball. He enjoyed local sports events and livestock shows. He was a member of Steer Pool Committee, Farm Bureau, Angus Association and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. Roger was volunteer with the Johnstown Fire Department Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Marvin and Wilda Marie (Davis) Montgomery; a great-niece; and aunts and uncles.
Roger is survived by loving wife, Sheryl; sons, Joe (Jana) Simpson and Mitchell Roger Montgomery; brothers, Glen Curtis (Laurie) Montgomery and Gary Charles (Nancy) Montgomery; brother-in-law, Greg Hunt; mother-in-law, Freda (Salyer) Hunt; grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Simpson; great-grandson, Braylen Dowell; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was April 23, 2014, at the Johnstown United Methodist Church, Johnstown, with Pastor John Wallace officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions to the Hartford Independent Fair Board in Roger’s memory. Arrangements by Crouse- Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Johnstown. Please visit www.cksammons.com to send on-line condolences.