Charles William Royer Sr., 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Ridglea Christian Church. Memorials: Ridglea Christian Church including the Memory Garden. Charles was born in Canton, Ohio, April 27, 1925. He moved to Fort Worth in 1928 where he graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1942 and was voted Mr. AHHS. He attended Texas Wesleyan College on a golf scholarship, graduating in 1949. Charles served in World War II
and later in the Korean War
as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps
. He started his career in the office products business in 1946. He was past president and chairman of the board of Royer and Schutts, formerly Standard Office Equipment Company. Charles was respected and successful in his business career, as his customers always knew he was true to his word. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club
and past board member of Volunteers of America. Charles loved to play golf and tennis, winning the City Junior Tennis Tournament in 1939 and the Fort Worth Junior Golf Tournament in 1940. He had been a member of River Crest Country Club since 1947 where he set the course record of 63 in 1978. He first shot his age at 72 and continued to do so until age 85 and had five holes in one. His love of God and church was evident. He was a charter member of Ridglea Christian Church, past board chairman, elder and honorary elder. He was an active member for 59 years. Charles loved his children and grandchildren. The greatest love of his life was his wife Lamoin whom he married on Jan. 31, 1947. They were married for over 67 years. Lamoin says that loving him for 67 years was the easiest thing she's ever done. Charles was a true gentleman who opened doors for others and would never walk in front of a lady. He was a gentle man, soft-spoken, kind and loving throughout his entire life. The family wants to give special thanks to his amazing team of caregivers, Bea Matta, Deanna Kurtz, Tiffanie Nelms, Bridgeway Hospice, and Dr. Bill Lorimer. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Louise Royer. Survivors: Wife, Lamoin Royer; son, Bill Royer and wife, Kelley; daughter, Janet Royer Lanza and husband, Don; granddaughter, Amy Myers and husband, Shawn; grandson, Charlie Royer and wife, Adelaide; great-granddaughter, Shirley who is to arrive in June; granddaughter, Allison Lanza; grandson, David Lanza; and sister, Marilyn Millican.