Roy Springer, 98, of 305 Park Ridge Road, Spring Arbor, Albemarle, NC passed away at 3:55 PM Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Liberty Hospice House, VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC, with his family at his side.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 8th at 2:00 PM at Albemarle Wesleyan Church. Rev. James Valk and Rev. Michael Greer will officiate. Burial will take place in Fairview Memorial Park, with full Military Rites.
Mr. Springer was born October 13, 1920 in Stanly County, and was the son of the late Clarence J. and Ollie Talbert Springer.
Mr. Springer was a lifelong member of the Albemarle Wesleyan Church, (formerly the Pilgrim Holiness Church) and was a Word War II Veteran, proudly serving in General Patton’s Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was wounded during fierce combat in Germany in 1944 and was treated for his injuries in both England and Scotland before returning to the United States where he received treatment in New York and 1st Indorsement Welch Convalescent Hospital, Daytona Beach. He was Honorably Discharged June 7th, 1945. He was a Life Time member of the Stanly County DAV.
He was married for 52 years to the former Willie Ramelle Davis, who preceded him in death in 1991, as did his infant son, Ricky Joe Springer in 1941. Mr. Springer is survived by his son Roy William Springer, wife Peggy, one granddaughter, the love of his life, Tonya Springer Graeff, husband Shawn, one great granddaughter Riley Davis Graeff all of Albemarle. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, infant son, parents, Mr. Springer was predeceased by four sisters, Blanche Chandler Vanhoy, Pearline Huneycutt, Ruby Jordan, Goldie Holt, and two brothers Wilton Springer and Nevin Springer.
The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Albemarle Wesleyan Church Building Fund or Stanly County Chapter of DAV.