Roy Winston Williamson, Jr. 87, of Rocky Mount passed away on September 5, 2013 in his home. Roy was born on December 31, 1925 to the late Roy Winston Williamson, Sr. and Ruth Barnes Williamson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margie Deans Vester Williamson of 66 years, by his sister Grace Williamson Turner and her husband Larry Joseph Turner.
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He proudly enlisted in the Navy to serve his country in WWII and was stationed in Hawaii in 1943. He was an Aviation Machinist's Mate Propeller Specialist Second Class. He earned an honorable discharge in 1946. Upon returning to Rocky Mount he met the love of his life, Margie Deans Vester and they married in 1947. He was the owner of Roy W. Williamson, Jr Plumbing and Heating for 21 years and then in 1969 he and his wife Margie joined the tourist business with Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe located on Interstate 95, where they enjoyed meeting and serving the public until 1999.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Graceanne McClamrock and Alana Wilder and husband Morris Wilder all of Rocky Mount. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Lindsay Lee and husband Chris of Red Oak, Lauren Phelps and husband Kenneth, of Columbia, SC and Paul Jeffrey McClamrock of Rocky Mount. " Daddy Roy" as most people called him also leaves behind his precious great grandchildren Christyn Hope Lee and Christopher Winston Lee of Red Oak and Ruth Spencer Phelps and Wilder Williamson Phelps (to be born in January 2014) of Columbia, SC. Seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren always brought him so much joy!!!
He is also survived by his special nieces, Debra Tamberelli and husband Wayne of Dortches and Julie Williams and husband Billy and son Will of Wilson, NC.
The family would like to thank his caregivers Doretha Jones and Lillian Barnes and also Hospice of Nash General.
He will be remembered by the kindness he always gave to others and his very caring ways. He never met a stranger and would do anything it took to make someone else's life easier.
We will honor his wishes and not have a funeral service at this time as he wants everyone to remember him the way they last saw him sharing his sweet smile and the twinkle in his eyes.
He fought a 12 year battle with declining health and he is now at peace!
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount NC.
Johnson Funeral Home
661 ENGLISH RD
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Sept. 10, 2013