Roy came to the Durant, Okla., area with his twin brother when he was about 12 years old where he was raised by Roy and Lydia Risner. He attended the local school system. In 1941 he entered the United States Army and honorably served his country during World War II. On May 5 of the same year he was married to Ethel Olena Armstrong. In 1945 he was discharged while stationed in Okmulgee at a POW camp. He remained there and began working for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. In 1947 he relocated to Weleetka where he and Olena made their home. He retired from PSO in 1976 after 32 years of service. He then began working for the Weleetka Lumber Company as an electrician and carpenter. When he retired from there he spend his time gardening and enjoying his passion, fishing, He was a long time faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Weleetka where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2005 and by his twin brother Ray.
Survivors include two children Patsy Claudine Veal of Emory, Texas and Roy Mac Moore and his wife Kim of Weleetka; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will Feb. 3, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Weleetka with Rev. Steve Gneich, pastor, officiating. church deacons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Weleetka.