Roy Thayer

Roy I. Thayer

July 26, 1937 - May 6, 2020
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Roy I. Thayer, 82, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home.

Mr. Thayer was born July 26, 1937, in Pemiscot, Missouri, to the late Melvin Francis and Anna Bland Thayer. He grew up and received his education in Steele, Missouri. After high school, he joined the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.

He married Joan Faherty, June 6, 1959, in Rockford, Illinois.

Mr. Thayer was a boilermaker superintendent for Brown and Root, Inc. for many years. He was a key component in helping construct power plants all over the country.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Thayer of Pine Bluff; son, David (Angela) Thayer of Pine Bluff; three daughters, Sherry (Jeff) Patton of Grand Junction, Colorado, Shelly (Scott) Adamson of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Sharon Thayer of Pine Bluff; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Zelma Sanford of Rockford, Illinois, Ruth Martin of Kings Court, Tennessee, and Charlotte Neal of Dayton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kathleen Swagger.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family is having a private memorial service.

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Posted at 01:37pm
Sending hugs and love at this most difficult time .. love Redler (Tonya) Cardot (Shannon) Faherty (MikeJr) and Uncle Mike & Aunt Dee-Dee..
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless each and every family member during this difficult time. Love,
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Michael & Julie Perdue

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Prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Remember this is not goodbye it’s I’ll see you later on that glad reunion day.

Angela Thayer

Posted at 05:32pm
Went all went tubing in the snow one year. Of course I ended up going thru the middle and having the tube run me face down in the snow. Roy always loved telling that story. We would all climb in the car and just go driving. He always found the best places and we would see awesome animals. Roy loved an adventure.

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