Roy Eugene Group, age 83, of Troy, Ohio passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, Troy, OH. Born on April 4, 1938 in Christiansburg, OH, he was a son of the late Roy Eber and Marguerite Mae (Wray) Wion.
Roy is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Georgia (Gnodle) Group. Roy is also survived by a daughter, Beth (Steven) Steinberg of Columbus, Ohio, three grandchildren: Grant Payne of Columbus, Kelsey (Chris) Powell of Columbus, and Rachael (Matthew) Kobe of Emmetsburg, MD; two great grandchildren, Abigail and Lydia Kobe; a sister Nancy (Rick) Geyer of Ontario, California, a brother, Robert (Kim) Group of Dayton, OH, and three nephews; Shawn Reinhart of Columbus, OH, Andrew (Amy) Group of Troy, OH, and Maxwell (Jess) Group of Springfield, OH, and a great nephew Dean Group and great niece, Charlotte Group both of Springfield.
In addition to his parents a son, Michael Group, and one nephew, Todd Reinhart, preceded him in death.
Roy was a graduate of Christiansburg Jackson High School and a member of the Lost Creek United Church of Christ. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from February 28, 1961 to February 24, 1965. He retired from Raymath of Troy, OH in 2018.
Roy was a member of the Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #226 for 63 years. He served as Treasurer from 2011 to 2018. He was Worshipful Master in 1999, 2001 & 2006. He was District Deputy Grand Master of the Ninth District from 1978 to 1981., a member of Commandery for 62 years, Scottish Rite for 61 years, a Shriner for 61 years, and was also a 60-year member of Olivet Chapter #538 Order of the Eastern Star.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Casstown Cemetery with Pastor Jason Egbert of the Lost Creek United Church of Christ, Casstown, OH presiding. The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad of Miami County will provide military honors. Suber-Shively Funeral Home, Fletcher, Ohio is handling the arrangements.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Roy may be made to Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #226, P.O. Box 311, Christiansburg, OH 45389, or to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, 3230 County Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Ohio's Hospice of Miami County
3230 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy OH 45373
Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #226
P.O. Box 311, Christiansburg OH 45389