Visitation will be Wednesday April 3 from 6-8 PM at Pioneer Baptist Church, with services April 4 at 10 AM at Pioneer Baptist Church, with arrangements under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.
Roy attended Houston High School and then joined the U.S. Army in 1943. He served as a Gunner in the Artillery during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.
Roy was united in marriage to Marjorie Louise Williams on February 9, 1946 in Royal Oak, Michigan. After her death, Roy married Carol May Tate on April 25, 1998 in Houston, Missouri.
Along with Marjorie, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ralph, Archie, and Frank; sister, Mildred; and daughters-in-law, Betty McNew and Patty McNew.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; children, Butch McNew and wife, Debbi, Mountain View, MO, David McNew and wife, Carol, Bucyrus, MO, Darwin McNew, Birch Tree, MO, Louise McAfee and husband, Chet, Birch Tree, Karen Carson, Union, MO, and JoAnn Voyles and husband, Don, Maysville, KY; sister, Jessie Dablemont, Bolivar, MO; sisters-in-law, Ruth McNew, Des Moines, IA and Erma McNew, Bolivar, MO; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Roy was a member of Brown Hill Baptist Church. He was also a member of VFW Post 3009 in Mountain View and Masonic Lodge of Mountain View. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner.
Roy passed on a love of music, guns, gardening, tinkering, building things with his hands, expert masonry, and collecting. His children and grandchildren are fortunate that he loved to tell stories. Although, he had been known to occasionally yarn a few tales, which most often ended up with his grandchildren telling stories that held no truth whatsoever.
Roy was greatly loved and will be sadly missed.