Roy Miracle’s Funeral Includes Final O-H-I-O Before Burial [Photo]

It’s the O-H-I-O photo that is sweeping the Internet and giving Roy Miracle a postmortem chance at going viral. If you didn’t know, BC HQ is in Ohio. Make fun of us all you want but the people of this state are passionate, even in death. There are no good statistics on it, but you can be sure more than a few Buckeyes are buried in one of these. One look at Roy’s obit and we know that he was just a good Ohioan who fought for his country and loved the Bucks.

From the Newark Advocate:

A funeral service for Roy E. Miracle, age 80, of Newark, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at the First United Methodist Church, Newark, with Rev. Mark Chow officiating.

Mr. Miracle passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born July 8, 1930 near Marietta, Ohio to the late Earl Clarence and Laurabie (Van Fossen) Miracle.

Roy was a veteran of the United States Army. He built homes for the James K. Swain Company for over 25 years and was the owner of Miracle’s Remodeling for over thirty years. Roy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he often helped with cooking, the fellowship table and coffee hour and was a member of the Candlelighters. Roy and his wife, Reola, went on multiple mission trips with the youth of the church each year where they would help build and remodel homes. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #804 in St. Louisville. He was a mentor to many men.

As for the photo, it was posted on the university O-H-I-O Tumblr-esque site where people from around the world pose in honor of the school.

Long time fan who was always the “I-O”, is forever the permanent “I”. Roy Miracle was shown in an OSU turtle neck that he loved, and holding the position that he loved! The rest of the long time fans are from left to right, Ann Robinson, Juli Miracle, my Dad (Roy Miracle), and Rick Ives.

Rest easy, friend.

[HT: Larry Brown]


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