Roger Alan Lightle, 73, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away 5:50 AM Wednesday January 20, 2021 at University Place in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Roger was born August 3, 1947 in Danville, Illinois the son of Walter “Poke” and Dorothy E. (Froedge) Lightle. He was formerly married to Nancy Z. (Rennison) Frey; and they were blessed with two children; Ty and Lana.
Surviving family include his son, Ty (fiancé Mandi) Lightle, Bridgeton IN; his daughter, Lana (Doug) Walton, Veedersburg IN; three grandchildren, Bryson Scott, Bailey Scott, and Kenli Walton.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard “Dick” Lightle.
Roger graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1966; he enjoyed playing football while in high school and was All Conference in the WRC. He served his country in the US Army; and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Tee Pak in Danville IL for several years, and was then employed as a locomotive engineer for CSX Railroad. After his retirement from the railroad he was employed for many years as a Fountain County Reserve Deputy.
Roger was a member of the F. & A.M. Lodge #491 in Veedersburg. He was a past master in 1977, and he would have been awarded his 50 year award of gold in 2021. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He also enjoyed having coffee with his many friends around Veedersburg and in Crawfordsville.
Memorial service will be 3:00 PM Saturday January 30, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Saturday January 30 at the funeral home; with Masonic service to begin at 2:45 PM. Online condolences atwww.dickersonfuneralhome.com