George William “Little George” Roy, Jr.

roy-proGeorge William “Little George” Roy, Jr. age 58, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.  Little George was born January 23, 1958 in Calera, Alabama where he attended High School and later became a business owner.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors, spending time caring for his parents and most of all being a devoted “Big Daddy” to his pride and joy, his four grandchildren. Little George was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jane Roy Edwards; brother-in-law, Ricky M. Cairns; sister-in-law, Joyce Roy; and nephews Christopher James Roy and Robert Gene Edwards, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving parents, George W. Roy, Sr and Elizabeth “Betty” Roy of Clanton, formerly of Calera; two sons, George William “Trey” Roy, III (Deborah) of Birmingham, Charles Nicholas “Nick” Roy of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Barbara (Timmy) Franks of Calera, Doris Ann (Wally) Sajpel of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, James Richard (De Ann) Roy of Foley; his beloved  grandchildren, Christopher Mason, Autumn Lily, and “the twins” Elizabeth Marie and Emma Grace; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The family will receive friends, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Charter Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  After the Services, the burial will in Shelby Memory Gardens. Charter Funeral Home is directing. 


  1. Tracy C9st-Benton on September 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Shawn Benton and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Roy family regarding the loss of “Little George” your beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to everyone he met. We are praying for God’s love to cover you and for Him to give all of you the strength to get through the upcoming days, weeks, and years without your loved one. Little George was an amazing friend to everyone that he came in contact with and he would help anyone no matter if he knew you personally or you were just an acquaintance. It is for sure that he will be missed by many.

  2. Cecile Franklin-Stetler on September 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. I knew Little George in Jr. High and am so sorry to hear of his passing. You will be in my prayers.

  3. Earl Compton on September 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    With our Deepest Sympathy Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The Earl Compton Families
    Debra and family
    Janice and family
    Margaret and family
    Russell and family
    We love you all.

  4. Kay and Wayne Giddens on September 13, 2016 at 1:11 am

    so sorry to here of little George’s passing I will keep the family in my prayers.

  5. James Whitburn on September 13, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I remember him from school he was allways big as life itself ever the adventurer riding that big harley of his around town and home after school

  6. Kathy Massengale Butterworth on September 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I am so sorry, Aunt Betty and Uncle George! I apologize for not being there, but you both are in my heart, and I am praying for you and my cousins. Love you always.

  7. ronald higgins on September 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    our prayers are with you and our love

  8. With love, Ginny Gates Skelton on September 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    My prayers and sympathy are with all of you during this difficult time of loss. Always loved “little” George, so sweet, kind, good hearted and gave great hugs with a beautiful smile. Another void in your hearts and lives of a wonderful family, he will be deeply missed and was so very loved. My heart is saddened for each of you. May you feel God’s love, mercy and peace. God bless!?

  9. Charles boothe on September 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I would like to send my sympathy and prayer to all of the Roy Family. May God be with you all at this time

  10. Rhonda Bradshaw Beale on September 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    There doesn’t seem a time when I didn’t know Little George. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with his family.

  11. Diane (Stricklin)Alverson on September 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    So sorry to hear about Little George. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that God will keep his loving arms around all of you through your time of sorrow. May God Bless All of You.

  12. Charlene Brantley Harris on September 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

    So sorry to hear of Little Georges passing. I remember him from school. He was always smiling. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  13. Donna Smith Curry on September 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Little George was so much a part of high school life for many of us. Always willing to give a hug when needed. A great loss for those who knew and loved him but a great gain for Heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with the Roy family.

  14. Ricky Wyatt on September 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    To Mr. Roy, Miss Betty,Barbra, Doris , James Richard and all of little George’s family. My family would like to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. I grew up with little George until the 6th grade when I moved away. We were best friends as was my brother Michael and James Richard were. Only 20 miles and about 45 years separated us but I finally ran into him and his son in town one day recently. We huged and talked for a few minutes and and was planning on going to see him and his parents. So glad I got to see my best childhood friend one more time but sad that I didn’t take the time to go catch-up on the last 45 years. Loved you like a brother.