Mr. Steve Roeder, 60 of Kingsland passed away at his residence late Monday evening September 15th, 2008 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Roeder is a California native. He was born in Dinuba on January 9th, 1948 and is the son of the late Charles Virgil and Jean Phillipa Tregoning Roeder. Steve attended school in Oakland, California and graduated from Skyline High School. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran with the unique twist that he served with the US Army and ended his military career retiring from the US Navy as a Mess Management Specialist, First Class. His philosophy was one of excellence in food preparations for soldiers and sailors alike. On February 6th, 1973 he married Carolyn S. Sorrells and they have enjoyed 35 years of love, life and laughter together. Mr. Roeder was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to have hiking and camping adventures with his family who he loved dearly. Steve will be sadly missed by family and friends, as he is off on the grand adventure.
Mr. Roeder is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Roeder of Kingsland; his children, Paula Roeder Leek (Michael) of Pomfret, Md. and Alan Roeder (Pam) of Kingsland; and his grand children, Michael and Nichole Burger, Megan “Maggie” Dickey, Michael “Jr.Jr.” Leek and Cade “Little Man” Leek.
A visitation was held from 7 to 9 PM, Friday September 19th, 2008 at the funeral home.
The funeral service was held at 10 AM Saturday September 20th, 2008 in Edo Miller Camden Chapel with Chaplin Pat McCord presiding. Casket bearers were Alan Roeder, Mike Burger, Willie Cooper, Chad McNeil, Jeremy Sweat, and Jason Sweat.
Interment followed in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland with US Navy Military honors and accompanied by bagpiper Michael R. Thomas, who played Amazing Grace and Oh Danny Boy.