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Roy Thomas Napier (1923 - 2012)

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Roy Thomas Napier

Roy Thomas Napier, 88, of Tallahassee, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline "Jackie" Cox Napier.

He is also survived by his four sons, Ken Napier (Cindy) of Doctor's Inlet, FL, Alex Napier (Suzanne) of Mobile, AL, Thomas Napier (Monica) of Tallahassee, FL, Stanley Napier (Christine) of Tallahassee, FL, one daughter, Suzanne Warren (Michael Warren, deceased) of Metairie, LA, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister Margarette W. Schremp of Mexico Beach, FL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lillie Mae Baxley Napier and Chilton Stovall Napier, five sisters and three brothers.

Soon after his birth in Rehobeth, Alabama, he moved with his family to Altha, Florida, where he was raised.
Following his WWII Army service he came to Tallahassee in 1947 where he enrolled in the Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida, later to become part of Florida State University.
He met his wife Jackie and received both a Bachelor's and a Master's of Science degrees. He is remembered as a Leon County teacher, principal, administrator, as well as a board member of the Florida Education Association. As a younger man he enjoyed hog hunting with his sons and friends and was a licensed private pilot.
For many years he enjoyed camping with the Capital Seminole Good Sam Club where he was a charter member. As a graduate of FSU, he was an avid Seminole sports fan and contributed to the Seminole Boosters. He was also a successful business owner before retiring in 1995.
A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, May 28th, at 11:00 AM, at the Bevis Funeral Home on North Monroe Street.
The visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A private interment in Rehobeth, AL will follow in Rehobeth, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 27, 2012
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