Ronald Dean Roy, 69, Owensboro, Kentucky, formerly of Batesville, surrendered his soul to the Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, April 13, 2017, after his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, son Erik and his wife and best friend Joe Swegman.
The son of the late Amos Roy and Etta (Madden) Roy was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Hazard, Kentucky.
He was a welder by trade and in his retired years he enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, watching NASCAR and traveling the "old roads." He was a music buff and in recent years enjoyed listening to native American flute music. Ronnie was known as being a prankster and those who knew him never accepted his offer to cook for them twice ... you never knew what you were going to get.
Ronnie is survived by his wife and best friend Brenda Roy; one brother and two sisters; daughter Melissa (Jeff) Tucker; sons Steve and Erik (Kim) Roy; grandchildren Korey, Kelsey, Gus, Cole and Megan; four great-grandchildren; and special little buddy "Pork Chop."
Donations can be made in his memory to the Take a Kid Fishing Foundation at http://takf.org/. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published on April 17, 2017