Roy Springfield



Roy L Springfield, 82, of Pendleton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at his home in Pendleton following an extended illness.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1941, in Thayer, Missouri, to Albert and Alta (Cousins) Springfield.

Roy graduated from Plant City High School in Plant City, Florida. He served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963. He was a Green Beret and was a member of the Elite Special Forces, where he completed his tour of duty in Vietnam and Laos.

He had been a police officer with Anderson Police Department for 28 years and had worked in Adult Protective Services for the state of Indiana for 14 years.

He founded the PAL Club in Anderson in 1973, and supported many youth during the years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Roy is survived by his wife, Janet K. (Mercer), whom he married on June 19, 1999; three children, Tammy (husband, Rob) Passmore of Noblesville, Terri (husband, Greg) Douglas of Pendleton and Todd (wife, Amanda) Springfield of Celina, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Ruth Maestre of Florida, Jennifer (husband, Troy) Spiker of Pendleton and Rachel (husband, Ben) Hughes of Brownsburg; a sister, Louise Wright; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joseph Norris; two brothers; and two sisters..

A funeral service took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Bozell Funeral Home Lapel Chapel, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel, IN 46051. Burial followed at Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton, where military graveside rites were conducted by the U.S. Army, with assistance from Lapel American Legion Post 212.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2024, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 217 E. Seventh St., Lapel, IN 46051.

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