Roy Frost, 91, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on October 5, 2013 at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri. He was born November 9, 1921 at Alton, Missouri, the son of Elishia and Nova Bell (Strain) Frost.
Visitation will be Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at County Line Pentecostal Church, with interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO
Roy served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then married Mary Elizabeth Ledgerwood on February 7, 1950 in Alton, Missouri.
He is preceded in death by Mary; his parents; four infant daughters, Jewel, Sherry Bell, Suzy Gay, and Cinthia; one granddaughter, Bridget Frost; seven brothers, John Frost, Eugene Frost, Joy Frost, Paul Barton, Charlie Frost, Lloyd Frost, and Everett Frost; two sisters, Rhoda Hollis and Nora Pingleton; and two infant great grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Dennis Frost and wife, Sandra, Doyle Frost and wife, Brenda, Sheila Wheeler and husband, Phil, Chevron Domerese and husband, Bryan, all of Birch Tree, and Dexter Frost and wife, Angela, of West Plains, MO; four brothers, Leonard Frost and wife, Irene, of Alton, MO, James Frost of Thayer, MO, Willie Frost of St. Louis, MO, and Floyd Frost and spouse, Joann, of Alton, MO; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Roy was known for his exceptional work ethic. He owned and operated several sawmills in the Alton and Birch Tree area and was employed as head sawyer and foreman of several mills in the state of Washington.
Roy was of the Pentecostal faith. He had an extensive knowledge of the Bible. He also helped in the building of several churches in Birch Tree, Alton, and Glenoma, Washington.
In his spare time, he loved to play chess with the rare person who could compete with him. He also enjoyed playing checkers, dominos, and card games.
He was much loved by all of his brothers who enjoyed their time together telling stories of days gone by. He was proud of his children, which was evident by the individual nicknames he gave them: “Sugar Stamp”, “Big Boy”, “Sisero”, “Annie Goat”, and “Stonewall”.
His work ethic, Pentecostal faith, love of laughter and pride in his family can be seen in his children and has been passed down to the next generation of the Roy Frost family.