News-Examiner, July 31, 2017
Roger Dee Toomer, 71, of Montpelier passed away on July 26, 2017 at his home following a brief illness. Roger was born on November 1, 1945. He was the youngest child of Alfred Lee and Ireta Roberts Toomer. Little Roger Dee was welcomed home by 3 brothers and 3 sisters who were all more than eager to love and spoil this bundle of joy. He attended school in Montpelier. Roger was #44 on the high school football team and sang in the chorus. He graduated from Montpelier High in 1964.
Roger married Nancy Lee Bentsen on July 18, 1964. Shortly after the couple welcomed a daughter, Jody Lin. Their son Randall Lee joined the family a few years later on March 7, 1968. Nancy passed away in 1991.
As a young man Roger worked for the Coca Cola company and Tapper’s Chevrolet before choosing the oil industry to be his life long career.
During his life Mr. Toomer enjoyed many things. They ranged from being an avid hunter and fisherman to cruising his boat on the Lake, or playing 18 holes on the golf course. He also enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars. Of course nothing could top spending time with his children or grandchildren.
Roger is survived by his two children, Jody Brayton and Randy Toomer; Five Grandchildren, Amy (BJ) Bowen, Alisha Wheeler, Roger Jens Logsdon, Joshua Toomer and Trevor Toomer; 9 great-grandchildren; Three sisters, Janeen Pugmire, Uleta Schrock and Cheryl Rhyne; One brother Blake Toomer; and his long- time companion Nola Parr.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, Mother Ireta, Father Alfred Lee, Step-Father Leo and two brothers, Jack and Tip.
Graveside services will be held at Montpelier Cemetery on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.