James C "J.C." RoyalApril 26, 1926 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 91)
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for James C. “J.C.” Royal , 91, of Hokes Bluff. Mr. Royal Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Bro. Bert Cothran will officiate. Burial will follow at Hokes Bluff Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.
Mr. Royal was born in Meriweather County, Georgia and moved to Gadsden in 1959. Mr. Royal was retired from Yellow Freight Company as a Teamster and Truck Driver. He attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving from 1944-1946. He was also a long time member of College Heights Baptist Church. He and his wife enjoyed gardening for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Collier and Gladys Royal, infant daughter; Karen Royal, grandson; Jacob Royal, sisters; Evelyn Richmond and Janet McMillian and brother; Mickey Royal.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace Royal, children; Cathey (Mickey) Durham, Cindy (Stan) Freeman, Steve Royal and Scott (Lynn) Royal, sister; Charlene Livingston, grandchildren; Michael (Chasta) and Josh Freeman, Kasie and Karly Royal, Jason (Danika) Durham, great grandchildren; Aaliyah, Jaxon, Shyanne, Maela Freeman and Natalie (Josh) Cotton, great-great grandchild; Amily Cotton and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steve Sanders, Paden Ridge Assistant Living, and the nurses and staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.ghbfuneralhome.com