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Royce Wayne McAnally

August 11, 2022 | 4 comments

Royce Wayne McAnally 72, of Hamilton, Alabama formally from Onalaska/Holmen passed away peacefully on August 10, 2022 with his family by his side.

He was born in Cooter, MO on March 13, 1950 to Helen Roark.

He fell head over hills in love with his beautiful wife Phyllis McAnally (Sherry) and married her on December 29, 1966.  He was a hardworking man 7 days a week for as long as he could.  He worked for Brickel Brothers back in the day.  He was the type of man that when he did a job it had to have perfection.  They called him Reverend Roy on the job site as he was always singing.  He would do anything for anyone.  He loved to pitch horseshoes with his wife Phyllis and brother in-law Charles Garrison, Sr.  and traveled to many events with Alabama Horse Shoe Pitchers Association.  He loved to mow the grass in his restricted years.  When he traveled to see his daughter in Wisconsin he looked forward to playing Euchre every week and made several friends. His grandchildren meant the world to him.  He loved to facetime with is son every Sunday, and his Layla every morning and night.

Royce is survived by his wife Phyllis McAnally (Sherry), daughter Tracey (McAnally) & Alan Melvin, son Royce (Shelly) McAnally, grandchildren Rafe McAnally, Coady McAnally, Matthew Melvin, Jocelyn McAnally, Nick Melvin, Sydney Melvin, Jacie Card, Natalya Melvin, Logan Melvin and his great grandchildren Chayton McAnally, Mason McAnally, Lyra Chittenden, Copeland Hennis, Brixton Hennis, Sunshine Oelfke and Layla Melvin (he is now her angel).

He was proceeded in death by his mother Helen Roark, brother Ronnie McAnally, sister Wanda Beatty and sister Joan Garrison.

A special thank you to his primary care physician Dr. John Merfeld – not only was he his favorite doctor he considered him a friend.   We as cannot never express how thankful we are to have him in our life.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Onalaska American Legion located at 731 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska, WI from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

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4 Comments

  1. Linda Collins

    ROY , WANDA AND I GREW UP TOGETHER. ROY WAS MORE MY.LITTLE BROTHER THAN A NEPHEW. I WILL SO MISS HIM. ROY WAS SWEET TO EVERYONE.

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  2. Denny&Connie Connely

    So sorry to hear of Royce’s passing. We now live in Viroqua,Wi and will be unable to attend. We have so,so many good memories of Roy. He was a super employee & even better,a wonderful friend. He will be missed by so many. May he Rest In Peace. Love to Phyllis & the family ❤️

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    • Tracey Melvin

      Thank you so much. We have great memories with your family as well

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  3. Jennifer Pollard

    The lab girls at NMMC-Hamilton truly loved Royce. He will be missed by all of us.

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