Roy D. Zeigler, 83, of North Vernon, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Columbus.
Roy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was deployed overseas. He was employed as a dairyman for over 30 years and also worked as a maintenance man at The Republic newspaper for 10 years. He adored and was devoted to his wife of 62 years, Shirley Taylor, whom he married on May 15, 1954, in Kokomo, Indiana.
Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He would always be the first one to help at every opportunity. Mr. Zeigler loved basketball (especially the Bobby Knight era at Indiana University), sports, fishing, bowling, all dogs, animals and art. He loved singing silly songs, telling goofy jokes, laughing and teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born in Beard, Indiana, September 16, 1932, to the late Alva Virgil and Cuba Bell Franklin Zeigler.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Robin (David) Tuttle of North Vernon and Jeannie (Steve) Bozarth of Columbus; grandchildren, Lisa (Kyle) Burns of Whiteland, Christopher (Julie) Tuttle of Columbus, Keith Zeigler of Greeenwood, Nikki (Eric) Shatto of Columbus and Matthew (Heather) Bozarth of Bloomington; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Debra Koons of Columbus.
Roy was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
The funeral service will be conducted at noon Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
“Dying is not an ending, but a beginning. God wanted Roy home with him.”
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Zeigler family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.