Royce is preceded in death by his parents; John and Odessa Gregory; wife, Eleanor B. Gregory; son, Royce E. Gregory, Jr. (Gene); brothers, Ben “Bennie” Gregory, Melvin Gregory and David Gregory; great-granddaughter, Madison Lynn McKinley; and his beloved K-9 companion, Pete.
He is survived by his daughters, Susan McKinley and husband Rob, Karen Murray and husband Ken; daughter-in-law, Mary Gregory; grandchildren, Lauren McKinley and husband Trey McLean, Robbie McKinley, Shannon Thompson, Jennifer Mclaughlin and husband Andrew, Jamie Pinner and husband Jeremy, Gayle Gregory, and Jimmy Gregory; great-grandchildren, Haley Pinner, Tyler Pinner, Summer Pinner, MacKenzie Pinner, Jaxson Pinner, Molly Mclaughlin, Kennedy Mclaughlin, Alora Mclaughlin, and Eleanor McKinley; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 10:00am with his funeral service immediately following at 11:00am. Pastor Dalton Currie will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens in Cleveland, Texas. Pallbearers for the service will be Trey McLean, Shannon Thompson, Jeremy Pinner, Robbie McKinley, Rob McKinley, Jim Gregory and Ken Murray.