Roger Paul Montgomery

July 16, 1951April 19, 2014

Roger Paul Montgomery, age 62, of Johnstown, died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Resident of Johnstown his entire life, Roger graduated from Johnstown High School, Class of 1969 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Miami of Ohio in 1973. He went on to earn Masters Degrees in School Administration and Sports Administration from Ashland University and earned his Superintendent’s License. Roger worked in the education field as a teacher, administrator and coach for 30 years within the Johnstown, Centerburg, East Knox and Millersport School Districts. Roger had coached football in Johnstown and boys and girls basketball. He was a member of the Licking County Umpire Association and had umpired volleyball, basketball and softball. He enjoyed local sports events and livestock shows. He was a member of Steer Pool Committee, Farm Bureau, Angus Association and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. Volunteer with the Johnstown Fire Department Association. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Marvin and Wilda Marie (Davis) Montgomery; a great-niece, aunts and uncles. Survived by loving wife, Sheryl; sons, Joe (Jana) Simpson and Mitchell Roger Montgomery; brothers, Glen Curtis (Laurie) Montgomery, Gary Charles (Nancy) Montgomery; brother-in-law, Greg Hunt; mother-in-law, Freda (Salyer) Hunt; grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Simpson; great-grandson, Braylen Dowell; nieces and nephews. Friends may call 1-3 and 5-8 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Ramsey 4H Center on the Hartford Independent Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Road, Gate C, Hartford, OH. Funeral Service 10 AM Wednesday at the Johnstown United Methodist Church, 159 S. Main Street, Johnstown, OH. Pastor John Wallace officiating. Interment Green Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions to the Hartford Independent Fair Board in Roger’s memory. Arrangements by Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Johnstown. Please visit to send on-line condolences.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Barbara Stone-Krzyzanowski

April 28, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the Roger's family. As a member of his graduating class, I knew Roger as a man of character and kindess. RIP Roger... you will be missed by all.

Robin Keating

April 26, 2014

Mr. Montgomery was hands-down my favorite umpire when I coached for Heath. I always enjoyed our chats between innings, before/after the games. What a nice man with a great smile.

To the family: I am incredibly sorry for your loss.

April 26, 2014

Dear Sheri, Joe, and Mitch, The tributes already online express the feelings of many. So many stories to keep you all laughing for years. Steve and I really do not remember not having Roger and his family in our lives. He was so dear to our family and memories that we HAVE and will last for many lifetimes. We double dated with him and then lived beside him when we were first married. When we had a family he was coach, teacher, ump, and friend to them. I worked with you and Glen for Coach Decola at the Johnstown Pool. Johnstown was a great place to grow up and have friends for a lifetime. Steve worked with you at Emil's along with your Mom. You gave Steve your football number and as fate would have it our grandson plays football along side your son, Mitch. We could go on and on. Thanks Roger, we all miss you already. Sincerely, Steve and Julie Atwood

Sheryl Mickley

April 26, 2014

So very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Roger as an official at our Volleyball games. He was alway kind but I especially loved his smile when a parent would try to argue one of his calls! Great person and will be sadly missed this season.

Lakewood Softball

April 25, 2014

The athletes of Licking County lost a great and fair man and umpire. Roger always had a huge smile on his face and felt like family when he umpired our games. He will be greatly missed by many. Be "consistent" big guy.

Laura B

April 24, 2014

He was a great principle and person. He'd always make sure we'd have a better end to our day more then what we started out with. He will be missed.

Robin Smith

April 24, 2014

Roger was also a gym teacher for Northridge school. I had him for gym at Alexandria He was a great teacher who never for got you. He will be missed.

Tom Nebbergall

April 24, 2014

Words can't describe what an influence Roger was to myself and my family. His wisdom,wit,smile and laughter will always be remembered. Thank you for your friendship.

Janine Horn

April 24, 2014

What a wonderful Human Being...So very sorry for your loss, He made a huge impact on my life,,,Be Blessed, RIP Mr Montgomery

Keri Gierhart

April 23, 2014

Sheri and Mitch, you are in my thoughts. I'm so very sorry for your loss and I wish peace and comfort for your family.