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Roger Ellsworth Deeter

July 7, 2021

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Roger Ellsworth Deeter, 83, Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born on January 14, 1938 to the late Richard Harold Deeter and Opal Starrett Deeter.

Roger founded Redco Machine Shop in 1974. In addition to Redco he also owned 4 additional businesses. He enjoyed golfing, and his favorite thing to do was spend time with his family and at his cabin with his dog, Ellie. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Elizabeth Deeter; daughter, Karen Cox (Mike); son, Troy Deeter (Jennifer); grandchildren, Megan, Justine, Rebecca, Danielle, Kaitlyn and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Piper and Myles, and sisters, Helen and Beverly.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Roger’s caregivers; Beth Clark, Mitchell Abell, Debbie Andrews, Beth Moore, Autumn Wolford and Nikki Stevens, as well as Amedisys Hospice.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Bedford Christian Church with the Rev. David Walton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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