Charlie Danford Royal, age 79, of 869 Little Pine Rd., Ennice, NC; passed away Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA.
Charlie was born on March 8th, 1941 in Ashe County, NC to the late Ira Houston and Alverta "Maudie" Royal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Ezra Royal, Presley Royal, Carl Denton Royal and Beldon Royal; a sister, Hester Clark; a niece, Linda Clark.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Carol Hunt Royal of the home; a son, Carroll Royal and companion Stephanie Dowell of Ennice; a brother, Page Royal and wife Betty of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive.
A private funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at Bethany United Methodist Church with Reverend Charlie Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Community Cemetery. The family will not have formal visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Community Cemetery Fund, c/o Kim Kirk 2609 Bethany Rd., Independence, VA 24348 or to the Alleghany County Rescue Squad, PO Box 351 Sparta, NC 28675.
Eric Thomas Funeral Service Licensee, LLC is honored to be serving the Royal family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.ericthomasfsl.com.
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