Obituary: Roger Lee Zumwalt, 59, of Hannibal

Roger Zumwalt
Posted: Feb. 25, 2019 4:05 pm

Roger Lee Zumwalt, 59, of Hannibal, passed away at 12:49 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Mr. Rodger Lane will officiate. 

Friends and family are invited to Roger's Life Celebration at a visitation following his funeral services from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Roger was born Feb. 13, 1960, in Hannibal to Homer Edward Zumwalt Sr. and Tempie Elaine Webber Zumwalt.

Roger was married to Penny Lorraine Hedgpeth on Dec. 17, 1987 in Hannibal. She survives.

He was previously married to Martha White, and they remained lifelong friends. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Elaine Zumwalt of Hannibal; eight children, Jordan Zumwalt (Brittany),Brad Thomure, Brent Thomure (Shannon), Joshua Harold Hedgpeth (Crystal Johnston), Jerehmiah "Micko" Hedgpeth, Stephanie Walden (Jeff), Susan Thompson (Kevin), and Stacey Mahsman (Randy); one sister, Amy Davis (Dennis); six brothers, Homer Edward Zumwalt Jr. (Penny), Matt Zumwalt, Daniel Zumwalt (Lisa), Stoney Zumwalt (Phyllis), Ray Zumwalt (Darlene) and Wayne Zumwalt (Rhonda); and 19 grandchildren, Jerehmiah, Jayken, Ryken, Remington, Oakleigh, Dalton, Bradley, Dylan, B.J., Blake, Jennifer, Brandon, Phillip, Matt, Jeff, Victoria, Jordy, Shelby and Jared. Roger is also survived by his great -grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; three sisters, Diane Zumwalt, Rachel Ard and Lois Adams; and one brother, Leroy Zumwalt.

Professionally, Roger was a carpenter. 

Roger was a "River Rat" and loved fishing on the Mississippi River. His camp was his paradise. Roger also enjoyed tinkering in the garage, mushroom hunting and watching the news.

He was baptized at Southside Christian Church, and he had been attending Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Honorary pallbearers will be Israel Bevill, Homer Zumwalt, Daniel Zumwalt, Matt Zumwalt, Dennis Davis, Jordan Zumwalt, Brad Thomure, Brent Thomure, Josh Hedgpeth, Jerehmiah "Micko" Hedgpeth, Larry Keith, Jeff Dietle, Bill Hedgpeth, Harvey Berry and Tom Yarbrough.

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