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Roy Douglas Thayer

Roy Douglas Thayer, 80, of Quincy, KY., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his family after a long illness, Lewey Body Dementia. He was born November 4, 1943 a son of the late Raymond Chester and Nellie Brown Thayer.

Roy was a Kentucky Colonel, member of South Shore Fullerton & Covington Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, member of South Shore Church of the Nazarene. He was known internationally as a premiere Birmingham Roller Pigeons which was his passion. Roy’s life work as a superintendent and masonry is best on display at the Shawnee State Library.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Lancaster; two sons, Jonathon “Andy” Andrew Thayer and Matt Harmon; two brothers, Jim and Buddy Thayer.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Sandy Gwinn Harmon Thayer; one daughter, Julie Thayer Ruark; one son, Shawn (Marie) Harmon; two brothers, Bill (Patty) Thayer and Mike (Katrina) Thayer; one sister, Dolly (Bill) McBrayer; nine grandchildren, Thayer (Aleesha) Himes, Caleb (McKenzie) Ruark, Elijah (Brooke) Ruark, Josiah (Haley) Harmon, Jillian, Sarah, Wyatt Harmon, Savannah and Wyatt Harmon.; his great grandchildren “his babies” Marley Ruark, Cooper Blank and Valeigh Himes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with David Robirds officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Quincy, KY. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2024 at the funeral home from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. and from 10 A.M. until the service hour on Saturday. Masonic funeral rites will be held at the funeral home 8 P.M. Friday following the visitation.


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