Roger L. Wasson, 75, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:07 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green.

Roger L. Wasson, 75, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:07 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green.

The family of Roger L. Wasson will host a gathering to celebrate Roger’s life from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at the home of Martin and Melanie Wasson, located at 13744 Blackberry Hill Lane, New London.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Roger was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Hannibal, to Orie and Mary Emma Leake Wasson.

He was married to Rebecca J. Helms on June 2, 1983 in Atlanta, Ga. She survives.

Other survivors include seven children, Laurie Ann Wasson of Oceanside, Calif., Brian Keith Wasson (Manilla) of Anaheim, Calif., Rodney Lee Wasson of Olathe, Kan., Martin Timothy Wasson (Melanie) of New London, Rollie Lee Brown (Rhonda) of Hannibal, Kathy Ann Brown of Hannibal and Mary Ann Dowell of Quincy, Ill. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

Professionally, Roger was a deputy sheriff for many years with the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Roger was also a fixture for many seasons on area baseball and softball diamonds as he umpired numerous games over the years.

Roger was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and simply enjoyed sitting on his patio listening to games on the radio. Card games with friends usually with a boxing match playing in the background on TV were always times that Roger enjoyed. A trip that Roger took to Hawaii with his wife, Rebecca, was one of his most memorable and the sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival were among Roger’s most favorite. Roger also really enjoyed fishing with his family.

A Catholic by faith, Roger was deeply involved throughout the 1970s in the first Cursillo movement in the area.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com .