Elwood Roy Obituary (1921-2019) – Greensboro, MD

Elwood Roy, Sr., 98, of Greensboro, Maryland, left home on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to be with the Lord with loved ones. Elwood was born in the same house on October 15, 1921, to the late Marshall and Mary Hester Roy.

Elwood was a lifelong resident of Greensboro. He attended Caroline County public schools through 10th grade when he and his eldest brother Joe had to drop out of school to help their father work on the family farm. In 1941 Elwood joined the United States Army Air Force, where he served as a supply specialist during World War II. During his assignment at Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama, Elwood met his 65-year-old wife, Katherine Sanders Roy. After retiring from military service in 1945, Elwood worked for the Pet Milk Company for 23 years as a boiler technician at the former Greensboro facility. In 1972 he began a 15-year career as an inpatient engineer at the Delaware Home and Hospital in Smyrna, Delaware, where he retired in 1987. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Greensboro, where he served as trustee, member of the Staff / Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) and later sang in the male choir of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. He was also a devoted member of Mannie Scott Post No. 193 for 35 years.

Elwood preceded his beloved wife, Katherine, in death; Daughter Eltelia; Granddaughter Katherine Renae Moreland; Sisters Louise Burns, Pearl Murray, Marie Gibbs, Bessie Perkins, Otelia Roy; Brothers Joe Roy, Irvin Roy, Maryland Roy and Wayman Roy.

He leaves memories of his children Elrine Roy Johnson (William) from Greensboro, Elwood Roy, Jr. (Analiza) from Dover, DE; Grandson Landra Roy Burton (Reginald) of Woodbridge, Virginia; EtelliaElleezzyAnna Roy from the Philippines; Great-grandchildren Gabrilla, Duane Elwood, Majesty and Dasha; Great-great-granddaughter Amaya; his 104-year-old cousin Carrie Sampson; special friends John Beck, Bob Crossling, Lawrence Gould, Sammy Scott, William Hutchins, and Katie Downs; Supervisors Destinee Hammond and Barbara Lemaire; devoted neighbor Paul Holmes; a lot of nieces, nephews and friends; and loyal dog companion Butterscotch.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12 noon at the Greater Impact Church, 13699 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, MD. The visit is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral will take place after the service in Cokers Cemetery, Greensboro. Visit boldentilghman.com for condolences.

Published by The Star Democrat on December 16, 2019.

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