Roger's Story

DEXTER - Roger A. Royal, 77, went home to be with the Lord, May 2, 2016. He was born in Milo, November 8, 1938, the son of Carroll and Viola (Drinkwater) Royal.

He served in the U.S. Army, and later in the 946 Transportation Army Reserve Unit in Dexter.  During the 1970's he served as a part time police officer in Dexter under Chief Harold Knox, and worked for Dexter Shoe for 42 years, retiring in 1998 due to poor health.  He loved to hunt, fish, camp and ride his 4-wheeler.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy (MacDougall) Royal of Dexter; a son, Randy Royal and his wife, Lisa, of St. Albans; a daughter, Julie Williams and her husband, Kevin, of Dixmont; grandchildren, Kyle and Justin of Dixmont, Jacob, Olivia, Jasmine, and Sariah, and a step-granddaughter, Cheyanne, all of St. Albans; a great granddaughter, Peyton of Dixmont; several nieces and nephews; 3 sisters, Alice of CA, Mary of Orrington and Carolyn of Bangor; 2 brothers, Clayton of Dexter and Roland of Milo. He was predeceased by sisters, Fern, Dottie and Leona; and 2 brothers, Merle and Darrell.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the new Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta with Pastor Stan Griffin officiating. A memorial time of remembrance will be held at the American Legion Hall on Grove Street in Dexter, Saturday May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Poulliot-Seavey American Legion Post #53, P.O. Box 441, Dexter, ME 04930. Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to
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