Roger A Cline

October 14, 1954 ~
June 17, 2016

Roger A. Cline 1954-2016, age 61, of Beach City, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17th, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Roger was born on October 14, 1954 in Monroe County. He was the son of Mildred (Jerri) Moore and Forrest (Pete) Cline. Roger was a 1972 graduate of Skyview High School. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the U.S.M.C. where he served 7 ½ years, including a tour in Vietnam. While in the Marines, Roger worked as an Engineer and Staff Sargent. Roger worked at Western Branch Diesel (formerly Ray C. Calls) for 23 years, then left to become a Teacher at R. G. Drage, where he was the Heavy Truck/ Diesel instructor for 15 years. He was past commander of the Navarre VFW Post 5047 and current Quarter Master at the post. He and his wife formally owned the Beach City Amvets for 11 years. Roger was an Honorary Colonel for the Kentucky Derby, as well as a member of several area clubs. He was catalyst in getting changes made for the state’s Vocational teachers, and was featured in the New York Times as well as several magazine articles. Roger was known as someone you could always count on, and who would give you the shirt off his back if need be. He made huge impacts on the students he taught at R. G. Drage, and on anyone who knew him. On July 9, 1983, he married the love of his life, the former Jody Hartline. They would have celebrated 33 years this year. Together they had 2 wonderful children: Justin Cline (Amber Osmar) of Navarre, and Laura Cline (Jared Durant) of Navarre. His children were his pride and joy, as well as his grandson, Clayton (Champ) Felts. Roger is also survived by his sister, Donna (Bert) Snyder of Minerva; sisters -in- law Mary Hershberger and Libby Taylor of New Phila, and brother -in- law Bob Hartline of Strasburg. In addition, he is survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews, a cherished family member Jordan Wilson of Navarre, and many, many friends and acquaintances. Roger is proceeded in death by his parents and his brother. In keeping with Rogers wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Family and friends will gather at a Memorial Service at a later date. “In honor of Roger, gather in the garage with friends, crack open a beer, tell a few jokes, and hunt for feral cats.”