August 19, 1926 ~ April 30, 2016

Born in: Houston, TX,
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Lester "Roy" Alsup, Sr., 89, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. A funeral service will be held at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden, NC on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Leigh Edwards Miller, MTS officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at Christ Sanctified Holy Church, Perry, GA on Thursday, May 5 at 11:00 am with Joann Cross Collier officiating. Roy served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He was a retired construction contractor. He was recognized as a Master Mason of 50 years service and was a Brother of the Biltmore Lodge. In addition, he was an avid outdoor sportsman and a skilled wood worker and wood turner. He was born in Houston, TX and was one of seven children. He is survived by two sisters, Edna Lorraine "Mickey" Wright of Raleigh, NC and Ella Jean Rollins (Vernon) of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law, Katherine Lance Alsup of West Columbia, S.C. He is also survived by four daughters, Paula Edwards, Phyllis Arrington, Angela Goldsmith (C.H.), and Vicki Lane (Neale); one son, Lester Roy Alsup, Jr; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Earnest Alsup, Sr. and Edna Lorraine Carter Alsup and his beloved wife, Pauline Adams Alsup; three brothers, Joyce "Jack", Jr, Edward Leonard and Robert Lee Alsup and one sister, Esther Ruth Alsup. The family wishes to express love and gratitude to Roy's long time friend and dedicated caregiver of nine years, Ms. TaJuana (Wanda) Featherstone. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family locally and Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, Georgia will handle arrangements in GA. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  1. I don’t know a time when I didn’t know the Alsup family. My dad and Roy were friends, Polly was my Mom’s best friend, and our family grew up with them. My thoughts and prayers for all celebrate Roy’s life… Paula, Angie, Phyllis and Vicki, and Lester, God’s peace be with you all…

  2. Paula Phyllis,
    Angela, Vicki, and Lester,
    though I saw far too little of him, Roy was one of my favorite people. He was talented, brilliant, funny, truthful and so loved his family. He grieved over them rejoiced with them, loved them. What I so appreciated about him was his sense of humor. We all loved his woodcarving and I have three pieces on my coffee table as I write this. To the family I send love and condolences and am, with you, happy that he is in a better place today. How proud I am that his beautiful granddaughter (and mine) will speak for all of us who are left with his memory.

  3. I have very fond memories of Roy and will always think of the twinkle in his eye and the fun and joy he brought to all who knew him. I also have one of his wood carvings and admired his artistic talents. Roy’s greatest gift was the love and support he always provided his family unconditionally. Hugs to all of the family and caregivers.

  4. Thinking of all of you folks during this rough time
    Les, Paula, Phyllis, Angie, Vicki and Jimmy
    Grandkids and Great Grandkids

  5. Love and condolences to the family of ‘Mister Roy’. He was a very special person to my family. He will be sorely missed. Thanking the Alsup family for accepting and loving my daughter and for sharing your loved one with her for a period of time. May God bless and keep you.

  6. My sincere deepest sympathy to Roy’s sisters Jean and Mickey and to all of the grandchildren. Although not included as ‘part of the family’, I will remember my step-dad for being a good friend during my youth. He NEVER missed a ballgame of mine and was instrumental in turning the life of my uncle Harry Lee around through his teachings of the Masons. Thanks for being a good step-dad. May you rest in peace.

  7. Years have passed since my Grand Dad has returned to source. I wish to thank all of those who posted here. He definitely had a since of humor. I want to thank him for being a hard worker and raising up a family of loving human beings. He is missed.


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