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Roger A. Betton

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Service: 10:30am Thu. December 28th, 2017
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

BETTON, M/Sgt. Retired Roger Alan, 81, of Springfield, passed away Friday December 22, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Roger was a friend to everyone he would meet. He was kind, caring, considerate, generous and non-judgmental. He was ornery and loved to make people laugh. Roger spent his free time following his grandsons around to watch them play football and baseball. He was their biggest fan. Roger was born December 28, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Kenneth Elmo and Marjorie (Sanford) Betton. He was raised in Willard, Ohio and graduated from Willard High School (Go Flash!). Upon graduation Roger joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 20 years. During his military career he was stationed at RAF Cranage England where he met and married the love of his life for over 60 years, Patricia Ann Collard of Denver, Colorado. Roger was deployed to multiple places throughout his military career. Scott AFB, IL from 1958 through 1967. In 1967 he was assigned to Vietnam for a year. After returning from home from Vietnam, he was again assigned to Scott AFB until 1969 when he became an advisor to the 34th Reserves in San Antonio, TX until retirement in 1974. Upon retirement, he brought his family to Springfield, Ohio. He worked at 4 Seasons, Hauck Brothers and Stevenson’s Heating. He then worked for Clark County as an electrical inspector until retirement in 2008. Roger is survived by wife of 60 years, Patricia A. (Collard) Betton - a true love story; four children, Kim Betton, Scott & Kristi Betton, Tammy Crippen and Peggy & Shawn Allen; grandchildren, Amber Betton, Ashley and Allison Crippen, Kylie & Doug Campbell, Kenzie Betton, Thomas and Eli Allen and Chelsea & Lee Nelson and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Roger Crippen and a special nephew, Denny McFarland. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Daljeet Singh, Dr. Stephen Oehlers, Dr. Cleanne Cass, Springfield Regional Cancer Center, Forest Glen and Hospice of Dayton. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday in the funeral home with Chaplain Janie Brewer officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Dayton.
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We are both truly very sorry for your loss...what a great man he was! Much love to you all as you remember Roger today and tomorrow. Our hearts go out to you. Rest easy Roger đź’– Much love- The Florences

- Michelle & Zeb Florence, Wednesday December 27th, 2017

I offer my condolences to the family of Roger and Pat Betton. FLY High Uncle Roger! Till we meet again! Love you all!

- Debbie Heindl, Sunday December 24th, 2017

My heart goes out to all of you.l know rog and Don are talking over old Times they had in England God bless

- Jo liggett, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Such a great, strong, wonderful man. He surely loved you all. I'm glad I got to spend the time I did with him. Such a great loss. He is walking with the Lord. That is one thing I know. Love and prayers.

- Jeff and Angel Wooten, Sunday December 24th, 2017

My prayers for your family. The little time that we were honored to care for Roger impacted all of us. He will definitely be missed!

- Tammy Inman, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

We are thinking of you Pat and all your family. Roger will missed,by all who knew him and remembered with a smile. He will always be a part of class 1954. Our hearts grieve with yours.. Rhoda and Ed

- Rhoda Richards, Sunday December 24th, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss and keeping the family in my prayers. I hope God holds you all close and helps you all through this time of sorrow. Cherish the memories of this kind and loving man.

- Suki Knigge, Saturday December 23rd, 2017

Pat, I'm so sorry for you losing the love of your life!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time!! May God be with you and help you heal from your suffering!! My sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family!! Take care and God bless!! Love your Sister, Carol Collard Burks (MIchael Kaiman)

- Carol Collard Burks, Saturday December 23rd, 2017

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