August 7, 1951 ~ November 14, 2020

Born in: Hightstown, NJ
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Hans Peter “Roy” Jensen Jr. passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020.

A native of Hightstown, NJ, he was the son of the late Hans Peter Jensen Sr and Mary Anna DiBoise.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marilyn Amelia Miller Jensen; four children, Maureen of Bumpass, VA, Charles of New York, NY, Carrie (Jeremy) of Sterling, VA and Christian of Wilson, NC; one sister, Merilee Grimes (the late Peter) of Reading, PA; six grandchildren, Lauren, Anna, Andrew, Oonaugh, Abigael and Jonathan; two nieces, Sarah (Cory) of Wernersville, PA and Anna (Michael) of Lansdale, PA, as well as many cousins and friends.

Roy worked in the hospitality business for 45 years. He was a member of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed taking part in the “Couples Club” with Marilyn there. He was the “king of one-liners” and had a great sense of humor. Roy will be forever cherished as a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother and grandfather.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher. Roy will lie in repose from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17 at Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian location. During that period of time, the family will not be present, but guests may sign the register and pay their respects. Face coverings are required at both the funeral home and the church and social distancing requirements will be followed at all times.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or to the American Red Cross (


Funeral Mass: November 18, 2020 10:00 am

St Barnabas Catholic Church
109 Crescent Hill Drive
Arden, NC 28704



Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732


For those who wish to pay their respects: November 17, 2020 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Jensen Family,
    Roy will be remembered fondly by everyone who had the pleasure to meet him, and his legacy carried on through his children and grandchildren who display his wit, humor, and passion for life. He will be missed, but his memory will be treasured. ❤️

  2. Marilyn, Merilee and family,
    Roy has always been one of my very favorite people – we grew up together, grew apart in distance but never in our hearts. I will always cherish him, his humor, his compassion for life, his dedication to all his family, his kindness, his booming voice, his quiet support, and his loving nature. We will miss him terribly but he will be with us always in so many memories and in our minds and hearts. God speed RoyBoy. We love you.

  3. Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing, he will be missed by many. You and all of your family are in my prayers. God bless you all during this very difficult time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Roy’s passing, I worked with Roy at Lowes and loved his sense of humor especially me picking on him about being a NY Yankees fan sense I was a Red Sox fan, I will miss him and keep you in my prayers.


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