Roy Raymond Fawley Sr., (Pop) 79 years of age, a resident of Lanett, Alabama, passed away on the 1st day of January 2021, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.
Mr. Fawley was born on March 23, 1941, in Elkins, West Virginia to Howard Clyde Fawley and Lucy Williams Fawley. He has four brothers and eleven sisters, all from Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion College in Virginia.
He married Shiquezetta (Shi) Turner Fawley on April 29, 1959. His children are Diana (Joey) Adamson of Lanett, Alabama, Roy R. Fawley Jr. of Lanett, Alabama, Karen (Ron) Stuckey of Lanett, Alabama, Robert (Linda) Fawley of Lanett, Alabama, Kimberly Fawley of Lanett, Alabama and Chris Hall of Lanett, Alabama.
Mr. Fawley served honorably in the United States Navy as a Master Electrician. He was self-employed in construction for more than 40 years. He was the Post Commander at The American Legion Post 18 in Opelika, Alabama for four years. He received donations from Home Depot in Opelika to renovate the entire building so that his fellow Veterans had a place to congregate and reminisce.
After retirement, Mr. Fawley enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also spent a lot of time helping his fellow veterans apply for and receive their VA benefits. He was a member of Harrington Heights United Methodist Church in Huguley, Alabama. He raised awareness for hydrocephalus and worked with the Legion Riders from the American Legion Post 18, to deliver Little Red Wagons to the University of Alabama Birmingham Children’s Hospital for four years. He also insured that the American Legion Post 18, assisted numerous families with toys for their children for Christmas.
Mr. Fawley is survived by his wife Shiquezetta (Shi) Fawley, his five children, 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Fawley was predeceased in death by his parents Howard Clyde Fawley and Lucy Virginia Williams Fawley, of Baltimore Maryland, his son Howard Clyde Fawley of Lanett, and his great grandchild Sawyer Michael Moore.
Graveside services for all friends will be held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 2:30P.M. EST at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama. The Revered Donnie Brown will officiate the service.
Pallbearers will consist of his grandsons, Chase Hall Adamson, Khristopher Austin Turner, Howard Justin Fawley, John David Stuckey, Matthew Drake Fawley, Jeremiah Lane Cannon, Colby Conway, and Christian Hall.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Legion Post 18, located at 710 West Point Parkway, Opelika Alabama, 36801.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.
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