Royce N. High, 77 of Ohio City, passed away at 12:47 a.m., Sunday August 27, 2017 at the Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born on May 8, 1940 in Van Wert, the son of the late Orval Henry and Mary Frances (Baltzell) High.  On August 9, 1959, he married the former Carolyn Jean Mosier, who survives at the residence.

Family survivors include his wife, Carolyn; four children, Kimberly K. (Donald) Harter of Ohio City, Eric S. High of Gainesville, Georgia; Charity L. (David Pontsler) High of Rockford, and Angela Detwiler of Ohio City; a brother, Dr. Dallas M. High of Florida; a sister, Marvel Gertz of Ocala, Florida; nine grandchildren, Kody, Kory, Kainen,  Madison, Jessica, Emily, Stephanie, Logan and Grace; ten great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grand daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Harter, a brother, Donald W. High, and a son-in-law, Nickolas Detwiler.

Royce retired from farming and drove truck. He also operated Duke CB Sales for a number years. He was a 1958 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and a  member of the Ohio City Community Church of God. He served on the village council of Ohio City two separate times. He had been a member of Gideons International and volunteered for Mana Outreach in Ohio City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, with Pastors Paul Hamrick and Randy Bevington officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for 2 - 8 p.m., Thursday. 

Preferred memorials are to Gideons International.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.


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