2010-10-07 / Obituaries

John E. Royal

Greencastle, 73

John E. Royal, 73, of Greencastle, died Friday, October 1, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

He was born in Lake Park, Ga., on November 30, 1936, the son of the late William C. and Mary Etta (Teston) Royal. He was the husband of Dorothy (Swope) Royal, whom he married in April of 1965.

He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church in Harrisonville, was a retired security guard and also served in the U.S. Army as a SSG in the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Pamela L. (wife of Tim) DeShong of McConnellsburg; sons: Daryl J. (husband of Wendy) Royal of Lititz, Pa.; John F. (husband of Christine) Royal of Manheim, Pa.; grandchildren: Amber Royal, Daryl J. Royal II, Justin Royal, Bradley DeShong, Melissa DeShong; a great-grandson, Parker Royal; sisters: Wilma Hulsey of Douglas, Ga.; Doris Stewart of Douglas, Ga.; Joyce Brown of Moultrie, Ga.; brothers: William Royal of Morgantown, Ky., and Robert Royal of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Brantley, and a brother, Charles Royal.

Religious service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church, Harrisonville, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010, with Pastor Willis Swope, Pastor Bill Swope and Pastor Dan Porterfield officiating.

Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Cemetery, Harrisonville.

There will be visitation on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Fu- neral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Thursday at the church.

Military services will be conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.

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