Roger D. Wadding

1956 - 2019

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Roger Dean Wadding, passed away at his home on August 28th, 2019. Roger was born in Findlay, Ohio on February 9, 1956 to the late Gerald D. and Margaret I. {Bair} Wadding. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Sandra Goble Wadding. They were married on December 21, 1978 and celebrated their 40th anniversary this past year. They made their home in Findlay, Ohio where they had two children: Daniel J. {Sara} Wadding and Corrina C. {Michael} Trumpy of Findlay. He has four grandchildren: Jaden D. Wadding, Alexis L. Wadding, Harper C. Trumpy, and Emersyn R. Trumpy. He is also survived by his sister, Rhonda J. {John} Firestone; brother, John M. Wadding of Findlay; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and sister- and brother-in-laws. Roger was a 1974 graduate of Findlay High School where he studied carpentry and took pride in the many remodeling jobs he had done over the years. Roger retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company in 2010 after 33 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting rocks, polishing them to make jewelry and putting together model airplanes. Roger and Sandy enjoyed taking day trips, antiquing or just taking scenic rides in the country. In his early days, he played baseball for Cooper Tire and was on a bowling league for several years. He was an avid deer hunter and so proud to teach his son how to hunt. Roger spent many years hunting in Pennsylvania and Ohio with his son, father, brother, uncles, cousins, nephews and close friends. He also enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie with his friends and had many fishing and hunting stories to tell. He enjoyed watching his grandson's baseball games, granddaughter’s dance recitals and school musicals. He truly loved spending time with his family having cookouts and looked forward to his daughter-in-law’s cooking. He spent many years riding his motorcycle with his buddies and was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, win or lose. Roger enjoyed gardening and loved teaching his grandchildren how to garden. He had a very special spoiled dog, Bella. She stole his heart and was always by his side. He enjoyed spending time at his daughter's, sitting by the pond and will always be remembered by his son-in-law as "Red Neck Rog." We would like to thank Dr. Smith at OSU Medical Center who took excellent care of him and his Home Health Nurse Kayla with Bridge Home Health. He really looked forward to her visits and Natasha with Heartland Hospice who helped all of our family through a very difficult time. Roger was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Findlay. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3rd from 1:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church in Findlay Ohio, with visitation for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service. Pastor Jessica Myers will officiate. Burial will be at Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia, Ohio. Memorials can be made in care of the family or OSU Ross Heart Center. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, September 3rd 2019 1:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    First Presbyterian Church[Map]
    2330 South Main Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, September 4th 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, September 4th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    First Presbyterian Church [Map]
    2330 South Main St.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

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Condolences For Roger D. Wadding

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To : Sandy and Roger
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Lisa Martin Wadding
Even though we never got to meet you were still family. My heart aches for you and your family.
Sending you all my love.

To : Corrina
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Sarah Frech
Corrina, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending all of my love to you!

To : Sandy Danny and Corrina
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : John Susie and family
So sorry to hear this! We have MANY wonderful memories with you guys! Our hearts break for you. Sending our love! Susie

To : Sandy Corrina Dan
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Thersea Lovet Chiow
My heart breaks for you all. You all are in my thoughts & prays. I love you with all my heart ♡♡♡

To : Sandy Family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Jennie Lynn Blankenship
Katelyn and I were talking about when we were out visiting and Roger showed her his rocks...he gave her a jar full and we will treasure them ♥️

Much love,

Jennie Lynn

To : Sandy and family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Edna and Larry Neal
Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

To : Sandy children and family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Candy Reiss
Deepest condolences Sandy and family. My heart has been with you during this long journey. You and Roger had so much to endure. I can not imagine.May God be with you and provide strength.
Candy Reiss

To : Sandy and family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Kevin Hill
Sandy and family I am so sorry to hear of Rogers passing my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

To : Sandy and family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Luann Bair Pever
Sandy and family, so sorry for your loss, Roger certainly gave life an amazing fight. Cherish all the wonderful memories and his love of adventure. Thoughts, prayers, hugs, and love being sent your way. Luann & Doug Pever and family

To : Sandy
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Karon kujawa
Sandy, my sincere, heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time. My the memories that you and Roger hold dear to your heart give you peace and comfort. Love and prayers for you and your family dear Sandy. Karon

To : Roger Sandy
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Frank Christa Cline
Sandy, we send our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God be with you.
Roger, you were the 1st friend I made when I hired into Cooper back in 1979 and I will always cherish the good times we've had over the years, be it hunting, riding our scoots, fishing, bowshoots, swap meets....and the list goes on. You and the family have always been this ol'Texas boy's Ohio family. You'll live forever in our hearts and minds.

To : Sandy and Family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Toni Spivey Gary and Starr
Sincerest condolences to you Sandy and all your family. So happy we were able to meet and spend time with you and Roger when you were down here in Florida. Will forever be grateful to you all for making my father's last days so happy. Rest in peace Roger and we pray for God to wrap his loving arms around you Sandy through this difficult time.

To : Sandy
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Jack and Chris
Sandy we are so sorry for your loss.We are so thankful for your visit to Arizona. I know that Jack and I were very glad to spend that time with the two of you. Sending our live and prayers for you and your family.

To : Sandy and Family
Date :Thursday, August 29th 2019
From : Robin Brown
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin Brown

To : Sandy families
Date :Friday, August 30th 2019
From : Todd Buff Karn
Very sorry to hear this , Buff & I send our strength to you all at this time.
Great guy I’m gonna miss him ....

To : Sandy and family
Date :Friday, August 30th 2019
From : Jeannie Regan
There never are words! May you find peace surpassing understanding and comfort in the outpouring of love of friends and family!

To : The Wadding Family
Date :Friday, August 30th 2019
From : Kimberlee Herbst
Dear Family: I know all to well that at a time like this that words just never seem quite adequate, or comforting enough, but please know that you all are in my thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. I will always be forever grateful for Roger's help and friendship to my dad. If there is anything at all that I can do, please do not hesitate to call on me. May God bless and keep you all in his care!44c3

To : Sandy and family
Date :Friday, August 30th 2019
From : Larry and Becky Struble Walker
Roger was a great classmate and will truly be missed.
Larry worked with Roger at Cooper for many years and he was a good friend , he will be missed

To : Danny Sara Sandy and Corrina
Date :Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
From : Asha and Ryan Courtney
We are so very sorry for the loss that your family has endured! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the lord wrap you in comfort.

To : Sandy and family
Date :Saturday, August 31st 2019
From : Garry and Terri
My condolences to Sandy and the family . Roger was a wonderful friend we did a lot together hunting fishing and camping . One of the things we truly enjoyed was 3-D archery shoots where myself Roger Danny Frank would all go and fling arrows enjoy a chili dog or two when done. Trips to the deer and turkey expo every year will always be remembered, Roger always drove his van full of his buddies who loved him.
Rest in piece dear friend and thank you for the memories 🙏🏼

To : Sandy and Family
Date :Saturday, August 31st 2019
From : Aunt Marilyn
To Sandy and family,
Roger was a little boy when Ed and I were in Findlay in 1963. Where did all the time go?
Roger, rest in peace and God bless.
Marilyn and family

To : Sandy and Family
Date :Saturday, August 31st 2019
From : Donna Greeno Drake
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

To : Sandy
Date :Sunday, September 1st 2019
From : Maribeth
Dear Sandy, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family during this painful time. Keep your happy memories close in your mind and have peace knowing he is in heaven.
Love and prayers Maribeth

To : Sandy
Date :Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
From : Deb Sterling
Sandy, so sorry to hear of your husband passing away. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.