Percy Joseph Roy
Services for Percy Joseph Roy will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in the chapel of John Kramer & Sons, with Father Blake Deshautelle, officiating. Interment will be at St. Alphonsus in Hessmer, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at John Kramer & Sons. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Mr. Roy, 87, of Alexandria, passed away September 29, 2012 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Percy Joseph Roy was born in Hessmer, Louisiana on February 21, 1925 to Emily Bordelon and Lee Joseph Roy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Gregory Scallan. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of seventy years, Denise Guillory Roy; a son, Joseph Lee Roy, and wife Karen of St. Peters, Missouri; a daughter, Elizabeth Roy Jackson, of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Nicole Stacey Baker, Jennifer Jill Roy, Wendy Lynn Jackson Brewer and husband Billy Brewer, Kathy Ann Roy Simon, and Patricia Allison Roy Shiermeyer; and five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jolie, David, Anna Beth, and Brandon.
Throughout his life, Percy held many titles: mail clerk in the post office; cashier at Rapides Drug Store; and brick mason and job foreman for several local construction companies. He took great pride in every position he held, but most loved the career from which he retired - brick masonry. Percy became a brick layer in 1949 and continued to perfect his trade until the time of his retirement in 1990. Percy would take every opportunity to point out his handy work around Alexandria and throughout the state to his children and grandchildren. The titles he cherished most, however, were those of husband, father and grandfather. Percy tirelessly worked through the hottest summers and the coldest winters to provide for the family he loved so much. He spent his spare time teaching his children and grandchildren life lessons that were taught him by his own mother, father and aunts and uncles. Percy understood and celebrated the value of family.
The stories that Percy told could captivate a crowd, but he saved his much loved tales for those closest to him. Some of his family's most treasured memories were born of these anecdotes of hunting and fishing escapades, marble-shooting playground contests, and tagging unsuspecting animals with his trusty slingshot. Every account of these stories brought to life the mischievous boyhood that Percy so enjoyed. Pepaw will be greatly missed and forever loved.
Pallbearers will be Billy Brewer, Ronnie Brewer, Bob Davis, Kevin Malone, Caleb Pope, Brad Everett, and Chris Everett.
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