Harold Eugene Roosa, Jr., age 86, a resident of Paola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the North Point Skilled Nursing Center in Paola.
He was born August 14, 1932, in Dublin, Indiana, the son of Harold E. Roosa and Edna J. Mochel Roosa. Harold served with the United States Army from 1952 to 1955 where he was stationed in Germany. Following his military service, he married Juanita May Piper on June 24, 1961, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Harold had worked for many years as a truck driver for various trucking companies throughout the Midwest. He had made his home in Hemet, California, for several years prior to moving to Paola after the death of his wife.
Harold enjoyed flying and golfing as well as playing billiards. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling and had taken a number of trips including Alaska, Panama, Europe and the Holy Land. He was a member of the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Hemet, California.
Survivors include his daughter, Hayley Evans and husband, Norman, of Paola, Kansas, and his, son, Hans Roosa of Hemet, California and his granddaughter, Lisa Evans-Malone and husband, John, also of Paola. Also surviving is a sister, Charlotte Hofmann and husband, Bob, of Richmond, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, a son, Harold E. “Hal” Roosa, III, a brother, Arnie Roosa and a sister, Hazel Pugh.
The Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the U. S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided at the cemetery.
Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.