Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obituaries

Roy H. Koger
March 16, 1921 - June 5, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--Roy H. Koger, 91 of Byrdstown passed away June 5, 2012.
He was born March 16, 1921 in Pickett Co. to the late Andy and Ruby Koger. Mr. Koger was a decorated Veteran of World War II. He was a retired officer of Pickett County Bank and Trust, now known as Regions Bank, the former owner of Koger Insurance Agency and a registered Angus cattle breeder at Koger Farms. Mr. Koger served as a charter member of the Pickett Co. Library Board, Friends of Cordell Hull Museum, member of the Lions Club and the American Legion. Mr. Koger was a 65 year member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eldena Martin Koger; brothers, Paul, Hubert, Dallas, Cecil and A.C. Koger; sister Gee Vincent. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by two daughters; Dorothy Akin & husband Paul of Germantown, TN and Vicky Spodeck & husband David, Sr. of Brentwood, TN; six grandchildren, Paul Akin, Jr. & wife Molly of Memphis, Martin Akin & wife Sarah and Ashley Akin all of Nashville, David Spodeck, Jr. & wife Amy of Franklin, Andee Casey & husband Dave of Murphy, N.C. and J.D. Spodeck of Auburn, AL; eight great-grandchildren, Hall and Ruthie Akin, Sam, Sarah and Sophie Spodeck, Hannah, Josiah and Elijah Casey; one brother, Fletcher Koger of Chattanooga. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Byrdstown First Christian Church with burial at Chanute-Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Nathan Akin, Jr., Martin Gaines Akin, David Alan Spodeck, David Michael Casey and Kendall Tompkins. Memorials may be made to the Pickett County Library or Byrdstown First Christian Church. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

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