On January 4, 2014, Roger was received into the arms of Jesus after succumbing to brain cancer.
Born January 8, 1942, in Walton, NY Roger moved to Williamsburg in 1956 where he attended James Blair High School his freshman and sophomore years, and graduated from Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, TN. After attending Florida State University, he worked in the Newport News Shipyard, retiring in 1999 after 38 years.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emalie Coulter, and his grandparents, Cecil and Gertrude Houck. Waiting to join him in Glory are his wife, Lera; children, Shelley and Scott Coulter; a wonderful sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Armond Campbell; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Libby and husband Walter; nieces and nephews; a very special family friend, Elissa Lynn, and countless friends.
The family would love to greet friends on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bucktrout Funeral Home on 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA. A memorial service will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home on January 8th (Roger’s birthday) at 2 P.M., followed by a birthday party and celebration of life at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed at Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or Grove Christian Outreach Center, 8800 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185.