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John Arthur Royse, 77, to be buried in Adair County, KY

John Arthur Royse, 77, passed away on December 14, 2019 at his home.

Interment will be in the Fudge Cemetery in Adair Co., KY after funeral services Friday December 27, 2019 in Louisville.

Services will be held at 10am at Arch L. Heady Southern Funeral Home, 3601 Taylor Blvd. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-8 pm.

John was born on August 31, 1942 in Louisville to the late William and Viola (Stotts) Royse. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister Yvonne Keeton; and a brother, William Royse.

Mr. Royse attended Ahrens Trade High School in 1959-1960 and graduated in 1961 from Mannheim, Germany. He also attended Jefferson Community College 1969-1971. He worked for Corning Glass (Corhart) for 16 years, from there he was self-employed building houses.

Retired in 2008 and moved to Sebring, FL. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army served 3 years in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Andrea Royse; a sister, Beverly Craig; a brother, David Royse; and a lot of nieces and nephews and extended family.

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John Arthur Royse, 77, to be buried in Adair County, KY

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