Jerry Dewayne Royal Sr. was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Tallipoosa, Mo., to the late Floyd and Naomi (Absher) Royal and passed away Nov. 24, 2008, in Rolla, Mo., at the age of 67.

Jerry was united in marriage to Martha M. (Barton) Royal, April 4, 1963, and to this union five children were born.


Jerry Dewayne Royal Sr. was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Tallipoosa, Mo., to the late Floyd and Naomi (Absher) Royal and passed away Nov. 24, 2008, in Rolla, Mo., at the age of 67.
Jerry was united in marriage to Martha M. (Barton) Royal, April 4, 1963, and to this union five children were born.
Jerry was a hard worker, and was willing to help someone in need.  He did a lot of volunteer work for the Children’s Miracle Network.  He enjoyed writing poetry, and collecting coins and memorabilia.
Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Martha M. Royal of Rolla; children Floyd Thomas Royal and wife Deborah, Jerry Dewayne Royal Jr. and wife Christine, Naomi May Shortell, Ruth Ann Hicks, and Everett Ray Royal and wife Bernadette, all of Rolla; 20 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his brother George Ollen Royal, sister Barbara Jean Alvarodo, and granddaughter Faith Ann Shortell, in addition to his parents.
Visitation for Jerry Dewayne Royal Sr. will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, with Rev. Phil Cox officiating.  Interment will be at Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri with Full Military Honors.
Memorials are suggested to Phelps Regional HOSPICE, or Children’s Miracle Network.  Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.
All arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Mo.