Royce Alton Leary
Knotts Island – Royce A. Leary, 76, passed away on November 19, 2011. Royce was born in North Carolina to the late John and Margaret Leary. Royce and his wife had owned and ran Bluewater Seafood for 32 years. He retired from the Norfolk Ford Plant after 30 years, as well as having worked at the Sheriff’s Department for 17 years. He belonged to the Blackwater Southern Baptist Church and was also a Deacon at Cava Church. Royce is predeceased by his daughter, Belvia Smith; and brother, John Leary.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Nancy; daughter, Sharon Lopes Steve, Gibbs Woods; son, Roy Leary Kelly, Gibbs Woods; three grand-daughters, Brianne Leary, Lindsay Smith, and Leanne Leary; three grandsons, Nick Lopes Katie, Mattlock Lopes Kimberly, and Billy Smith Amanda; great-grand-daughter, Emily Smith; sisters, Nina Curling, Chesapeake, Sally Kitts Lee, Chesapeake; brother, Calvin Leary Ramone, Camden. The family would like to thank the Albemarle Hospice Nurses; Pam Murry, Joyce Wyatt, and Dorene.
Family will receive friends on Monday, November 21, 2011 from 6-8PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322. A grave side service will be on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11AM at the Leary Family Cemetery located on E. Gibbs Rd. The family will be receiving friends at their home, following the burial. Online condolences may be expressed to altmeyer.com.