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 James Garfield “Buck” Royer

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James Garfield “Buck” Royer

  • Birth 4 Aug 1922 Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 28 Sep 2009 Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 42572464

-James G. Royer
-Mr. James G. "Buck" Royer, 87, of 13425 Windsor Drive, Hagerstown, MD, died at 4:40 A.M., Monday, September 28, 2009, in his home.
-Born August 4, 1922 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Thaddeus Garfield Royer and Daisy Maude (Holtzman) Royer. He lived his early life in the Waynesboro area.
-Mr. Royer graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1943.
-He served in the United States Navy during World War II, serving in various theaters of the war.
-In the early 1950's Mr. Royer worked Borough of Waynesboro in the water department as a plumber. He later owned and operated Bottle and Cork Liquor Store on Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, from 1958 until his retirement 1985.
-He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731 of Waynesboro, Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, Waynesboro, William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post #695, Waynesboro, Friendship Lodge #84 F.&A.M., Hagerstown, Am Vets, Chambersburg, and the Marine Corp League, Chambersburg. He was a former member of the Washington County Sportsman's Association.
-Mr. Royer played football for the Waynesboro Tigers for seven years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
-He is survived by one son, James G. Royer, Jr. of Hagerstown; two grandsons, James Royer, III and Daniel Royer, both of Hagerstown; two great-grandchildren Ava Belle Royer and Waylen James Royer, both of Hagerstown; his companion, Joanne L. Hale of Hagerstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
-He was the last of his immediate family.
-In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Hazel Keough, Catherine Gardenhour, Millie Spangler, and Janet White; and seven brothers, Paul Royer, Donald Royer, John Royer, Robert Royer, Ralph Royer, Richard Royer, and Sam Royer.
-Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, October 1, 2009, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Rev. Guy Baer, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.



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  • Created by: Bill Corl
  • Added: 1 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42572464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Garfield “Buck” Royer (4 Aug 1922–28 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42572464, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bill Corl (contributor 46609777) .