Roger W. Whitler

April 12, 1939 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 82)


Roger W. Whitler, 82, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Signature Healthcare---Hillcrest. He was born April 12, 1939 in Fordsville to the late Edmond and Gola Rhea Stone Whitler. Roger was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and retired from the Phillip Morris Tobacco Co. in 1993. Roger became a Christian on August 31, 1997 and was baptized on September 7, 1997 by Rev. Ernest Colbert of Poplar Grove Baptist Church in Hancock County. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Roger was a U. S. Army veteran having served with Company A 82nd Combat Engineers in Bad Kissingen, Germany serving as a Jeep driver Specialist and was a member of the American Legion Post #9. He was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and family geneology.

Besides his parents, Roger was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister, Jess, James Darrel, and Russell Lynn Arnold and Johnny Whitler, and Linda Carol Arnold.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patricia S. Whitler, three sisters-in-law, Gail Arnold and Mary Arnold, both of Owensboro, and Rita Anselmo of Boyds, Maryland, many cousins including Robert Earl Davis and wife June of Hancock County, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, August 19, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 2 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

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Funeral Service
August 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Glenn Funeral Home
900 Old Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303

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