Perry Richard “Dick” Royse, Jr., age 78 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Monday June 23, 2014. A native of Ethridge, TN, he was the son of the late Perry Richard “Dick” Royse, Sr. and Mason Hazel Callahan Royse.
Mr. Royse is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shelba Jean Brown Royse; sons, Michael Richard Royse and his wife Mary Lou of Celina, TN, and William Turner Royse and his wife Linda of New Oxford, PA; daughters, Patricia Ruth Mingle and her husband Wendell of Murfreesboro, TN, Tamara Lynne Royse of Madison, TN, and Shannon Renee’ Royse of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Thomas and Johnathan Mingle, and Nathan Paul Royse all of Murfreesboro, TN; sister Anita Wills of Dickson, TN.Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Brother Kevin Dye officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. Pallbearers will be, Dale Mabry, Keith Brown, Ricky Wills, Wayne Powell, Larry Head, Alan West, Randy Bolin, and Carl Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Leanna Church of Christ.Mr. Royse was a member of the Leanna Church of Christ, and a retired Commander with the US Navy, and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also retired from Health Care Administration. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leanna Church of Christ Youth Group or Alive Hospice of Nashville in memory of Mr. Royse.Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 615-893-5151. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.