Reverend Roy Berdell Girdler, 87, of Findlay, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Fox Run Manor. He was born in Somerset, Kentucky on December 4, 1931 to the late Alonzo and Sally O. (Johnson) Girdler. On June 13, 1971, Roy and A. Selene Barnd were united in holy matrimony and shared 47 years together.

Roy was manager at Bazley’s Meat Market and meat cutter at Foodtown and Brinkman’s Cannery. He was a former Pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church, former Assistant Pastor of Mission Time Holiness Church and a past member of First Assembly of God. Roy was also a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Findlay and was awarded Volunteer of the Year for his volunteer work at the Open Arms Domestic Shelter. Mostly, Roy loved time spent with his family and loved all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roy is survived by his loving wife, Anna Selene; sons, Douglas (Kathy) Girdler of Marion, KY, Sam (Laurie) Girdler of Van Buren, OH, Dean (Connie) Girdler of Findlay, OH; daughters, Wanda Kleman and Donnita Krauss, both of Findlay; fourteen grandchildren, Lydia (Mike) Clark, Doug (Leann) Girdler, Matt (Mary) Girdler, Steven (Michelle) Girdler, Krista Rowland, Travis (Amber) Girdler, Christina (Marc) Friia, Ahlivia Bender, Nick (Lauren) Girdler, Andy (Julie Finn) Girdler, Anna Girdler, Tiffany Bender (Nick Walker), Duane Frazier, April (Kenny) Smith; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Lonnie (Norma) Girdler of Somerset, KY; sisters, Mary Alpha (Montie) Phillips of Somerset, KY, and Laura Delphia (Dean) York of Russell Springs, KY; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a son, DeVerne Girdler; brothers, Clifford Ray, Alonzo Jr., Robert and Danny; sisters, Elsie Harrison, Sue Ann Calhoun, Teresa Lynn Girdler and Juanita Kallungi. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice McCleary; his mother-in-law, Genevieve Barnd; and son-in-law, Robert Krauss.

Friends and family may visit on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) with additional visitation on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. before the service. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bechtel Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Roy’s name may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice or Haiti Rural Education Fund Inc.

Hufford Funeral Home

2 thoughts on “Reverend Roy Berdell Girdler

  1. Roy was a delight to visit with and a good friend to my Dad, Jim Richards. His smile and words of encouragement will be missed! I loved how God’s love shone through him and his faithful love for his wife!!!

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