Roger Truitt, age 71 of Osgood, passed away in the arms of his wife and children. Roger was born on December 21, 1948, the son of the late Carl and Sarah (Taylor) Truitt outside of Osgood.
Roger grew up a typical country kid, in a loving family. He would attend school at Jac-Cen-Del and graduate in the class of 1967. After high school he entered the United States Navy. After attending boot camp, he came home in the fall of 1968. While home on leave, a family friend invited him to go on a hayride. Little did he know the ride would last for the rest of his life. That night he finally caught the attention of Miss Janice Byard, and the next night he got permission to take her on a date. The two were united in marriage on March 10, 1969, and they were blessed with daughter Angie and SELF PROCLAIMED AMAZING SON, Eric.
Roger completed his time in the service and came back to his roots and began his work career. He found his second family and would spend the next 35 years as a lineman for Southeastern Indiana REMC.
His personality was one of a kind. He could tell stories with the best of them. He took pride in himself, his home, and mostly his family. Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing, and manicuring his lawn, or just stopping by to shoot the bull with anyone that would listen. He was very proud of the time he had spent with the United States Navy and continued to be a leader in the Versailles Legion Post 173. He was a longtime member of the NRA and North American Hunt Club.
Roger will be deeply missed by wife Janice, daughter Angie Campos, son Eric (Debbie) Truitt, sister Donna (Roger) Linville, and grandchildren, Cassie, Kyle, Brianna, Erica, Eriel, and Emree, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020, from 11 am.- 1 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm. on Saturday with full military honors. Memorials may be given to Manderley Health Care Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home.
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