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Thursday February 20th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Robert Harrison "Harry" Roy, Jr

Robert Harrison "Harry" Roy, Jr, age 72 of Athens passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence. A native of Maryville and a resident of McMinn County most of his life, he was the son of the late  Elizabeth Ann Chastain Roy.  Harry was a beloved member of his community and committed 16 years to Denso Manufacturing before retiring. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years as an Aviation Boatswain Mate achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer.  Harry loved his family with a passion unlike any other, and it is through that light we will carry on his love, blessings and traditions. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richmond King and Gertrude Webb Chastain. Fair winds and following seas Chief.
Wife of 38 years; Sharon  Roy of Athens
Son, Keith  Roy and grandchildren, William and Marcus and a large loving extended family.

The funeral service will be 7:00 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Vest officating.

There will be a private graveside service with military honors at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020 before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Robert-Roy 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral home will be in charge of the arrangements.

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I know it's been well over 2 years, but I just found out today that Harry had passed, I am heart broken to hear this. I have been searching for my father, Harry for about 40 years, since he left San Diego for Lakehurst, as hard as I tried I could never find out anything about him or had any way to contact him. I wish I could have found him much much earlier and had a chance to have him in my life, I always loved him a great deal.
My sympathies go out to his wife, Sharon and his son.
May he Rest In Peace and Love
Love you Harry
Your daughter,

Tina (Roy) Robertson Jul 4 2022 5:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Harrison Roy, Jr

Catherine Lewis Feb 23 2020 12:00 AM

We are So sorry Sharon. Nieces and your son loved him so much. Everyone that met him loved that smile. Prayers

Terry and Christine Corum Feb 23 2020 12:00 AM

Sharon, Praying for you and your family..

Glenda Kelly Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM

Sharon sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers

Stephanie Johnson Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM

Sharon, I am sorry for your loss!!! Harry would always walk into school with a big smile on his face. He was truly a kind and loving man. Praying for comfort, peace and strength.

Mary Wetterstroem McGinnis Feb 19 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Harry was such a nice man.

Darla Laudermilk Hilliard Feb 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Harrison Roy, Jr

Wendy Rich Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Harry at Denso for many years. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

Glenda Rathbone Settles Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM

Harry was my neighbor for over 20 years. Always enjoyed the years living next to him.
Will miss Harry and Sharon seating on the front porch together dressed the same, watching
car skid around the curve in the rain.lol . Fly High Harry !

Dwayne Whitted

Dwayne Dewitt Whitted Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM

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