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Rev. Russell Royer Obituary

Rev. Russell L. Royer
Royer, Rev. Russell L.

May 8, 1916 - June 28, 2007
Born in Mogadore, Ohio
Resided in Canton, OH


Rev. Russell L. Royer, age 91 of Canton went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2007. Born in Mogadore, Ohio on May 8, 1916 to the late George and Bessie Royer. He served our country proudly in the United States Army during WWII, having served in the European Theatre of War as a Rifleman in the 331st Infantry 83rd Division. Russell along with his faithful wife, Ruby were pastors of Church of God congregations in Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Iowa and Ohio from 1955-1981. They then did Interim pastoral work for the last 20 years. He was also a member of the Family Christian Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ruby M. (Johns) Royer; brothers, Kenneth, Ralph, William, Ernest, and Roy; sisters, Edith Gilbert, Margaret Radcliff, and Bertha Hunt. Survivors include his brother, Robert Royer of St. Albens, W. VA; sister, Helen Hunt of North Cambria, PA. Russell will be sorely missed by his devoted niece and nephew Barbara and Tom Daianu of Louisville, Ohio as well as many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in the memory of Rev. Russell L. Royer to the First Church of God Anderson 301 Mahood Ave. Princeton, W. VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2007 in the REED FUNERAL HOME NORTH CANTON CHAPEL (801 PITTSBURG AVE.) with Rev. Fred Bays officiating. Burial to follow in Greentown Cemetery. Calling hours will be in the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday. Those who are unable to attend and wish to share a fond memory may do so online at


Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel
801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W.
North Canton, OH US 44720
Sunday, July 1, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 2, 2007
Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel
801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W.
North Canton, OH US 44720
Monday, July 2, 2007
11:00 AM
Greenlawn Cemetery
Barberton, OH US
Monday, July 2, 2007



First Church of God
301 Mahood Ave
Princeton, WV US


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