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Roy was born to Roy Lory Smith Sr. and Ruth Alberta Smith on November 15, 1933.
After graduating from Greeley High School in 1951, Roy earned a BS in law at Denver University. He then obtained a Masters of Divinity from Drake University and worked on a PhD at Vanderbilt.
Roy married his high school sweetheart, Grace May Knight on August 29, 1954 Roy and Grace were blessed with three children: Lorraine Ann (AKA Lory), Karen Sue and Philip Eugene.
Roy worked as accountant and was part owner of Ted Nieters Motor Company. After earning a Doctor of Education degree in Business. Roy was faculty at UNC, at AIMS Community College and a professor of business at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas and at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas.
He moved to Sun City, Arizona 1992, where he was a leader of the Bible Forum at Sun City Christian Church for 25 years. He also served as an elder and a choir member. Grace preceded Roy in death on April 23, 2019.
On October 15, 2019 Roy married Donna Shubin. Both Roy and Donna attended the Sun City Christian Church and sang in the choir.
Roy is preceded in death by his first wife, Grace, his parents and older sister, Vera. He is survived by his wife, Donna; his younger brother, Bruce; his three children, Lory (Dennis McDonald), Karen (Julius Petty) and Philip (Cindy) Smith; his seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sun City, Arizona. Condolences may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com