Roy Almond, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his residence.
He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.
Roy had served in the United States Army, where he had received many medals as a sharpshooter.
He had worked for Murphy Police Department and later Clifton Precision, where he retired. Throughout his life, Roy had worked as a cattle farmer for both himself and others. He enjoyed hunting and camping with his family.
Roy was a member of Old Fashion Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late William Oley and Della Burch Almond. He was also preceded in death by a son, Nathaniel James Parrish; three sisters, Bonnie Mullnax, Juanita
Cook and Helen Moody; four brothers, Bill, Johnny, Frank and Ralph Almond, and a stepdaughter, Crystal Johnson.
Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Farar Almond; a daughter, Selina Hope Jones and husband Matt of Murphy; two stepdaughters, Tammy Martin ofWinston Salem, and
Jacquline Haney of Burlington; a stepson, Carl High of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Allen, Justin Parrish and Erin Scurry; four step-grandchildren, Erica Reaves, Kyle Gaddy, Ashleigh Haney and Taylor Haney; two great-grandsons; and a special son-in-law, Daniel Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Old Fashion Baptist Church with the Revs. Hoyt Brown and Jeff Graves officiating.
Interment will be in Maggie Chapel Cemetery with military gravesite rites conducted by American Legion Post 532, Murphy DAV Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 96. Pallbearers will be David Hughes, Clint Cook, Arvel Cook, Bobby May, Steve Johnson and Dallas Crowder.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, where the body will be until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.