He left behind daughter Cindy of Arizona and sons Casey and Randy of Oklahoma. He is also survived by his siblings, Deloras Alexander of Cabool, Missouri, Benereen Spraks of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Estel Ellis of Rayton, Missouri; and Bonnie Turman of Camden, Arkansas.
Roy was a painter by trade, enjoying a lifelong career until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Roy Ellis; mother, Opal Faye Whitson; brothers and sisters Rutheen, Virgil, Norman and Gessie Lou; and many other family members. He will be missed.
Roy faced his illness with dignity and grace until God called him home.
The family will hold a private ceremony spreading his ashes by his mother’s gravesite in Cabool.