DALLAS - William Roger Cloninger, 69, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2014, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
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He was a native of Gaston County, born on April 23, 1944 to the late Floyd and Johnnie Brown Cloninger.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 42 years, Barbara Pasour Cloninger who died February 7, 2012 and a sister Vickey Stamey
Roger was a member of Antioch Lutheran Chuch, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked at Wix Corp, Acme, Cloninger Auto Supply before retiring from Freightliner.
Survivors include his children, Nicole Cloninger and Mike Walker; and Shannon and husband, Kevin Ronan, all of Dallas, NC, Andy Pasour of Kings Mountain, Carl Pasour of Dallas, NC; grandchildren, Siera Cygan, Cameron Roberts, Kail and Morgan Ronan; great-grandchildren, Aleigha Letterman, Emma Beth Roberts and Summer Spencer; brother, Yates Cloninger and wife Sue of Bessemer City; sister, Emily Ware and husband Charles of Kings Mountain; brothers, Chuck Cloninger, Clifford Cloninger and wife Robin, David Cloninger, Danny Cloninger, Aaron Cloninger and wife Susan and Danny Cloninger; sister, Kay Ferguson and husband Richard; and his girlfriend, Sharon Whisnant of Denver.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Lutheran Church, 330 Old Loop Road, Dallas.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Antioch Lutheran Church, 330 Old Loop Road, Dallas with Pastor George Rhyne officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Lutheran Church, 330 Old Loop Road, Dallas, NC 28034.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 23, 2014