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Roy R. Wightman

December 16, 1925 — June 25, 2021

Roy Wightman, 95, of Berrien Springs passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 25, 2021.

A funeral service will be held for immediate family at Allred Funeral Home. Messages and memories may be shared online at

Roy was born in Mission Ridge, South Dakota on December 16, 1925. He married Cleo Shepherd on October 18,1945. They were married 60+ years.

Born to a cattle rancher, he spent the first third of his life ranching. At age 33 he sold the ranch to further his education. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy and a Masters Degree in Public Health.

Roy worked in the medical world for many years and retired in 1989 to Berrien Springs. He was called out of retirement to work for Andrews University as a Physical Therapy Recruiter and did this for several more years. He enjoyed gardening, serving others, time with grandchildren and was actively involved in Neighbor to Neighbor.

Roy is survived by his children: Wanda Poole-Ferguson (Duane Ferguson), Allen Wightman (Trisha Wightman) and Tim Wightman (Connie Wightman); as well as eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Roy is preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Wightman; son-in-law, Merlin Poole; grandson, Don Poole; and all his siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Neighbor to Neighbor. The family of Roy Wightman wishes to thank all of you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

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