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Roy VanEtten

September 16, 1945 ~ December 13, 2019 (age 74)

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Roy E. VanEtten, 74, Loving husband and father, has gone home to his Lord and Savior on December 13, 2019. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Hazel VanEtten; sister, Phyllis Hern; brother, Roger VanEtten. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara VanEtten; 4 children, Jennifer Hayes (AZ), Boyd (Carrie) VanEtten (AL), Joseph (Tammy Thomas) VanEtten (NC), Jacob (Melissa Cordevant) Terwilliger (NC); several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Roy enjoyed anything mechanical and most recently enjoyed building a 1934 Coupe in his garage which he enjoyed driving. Roy had previously been the owner/operator of his own construction company in New York. He enjoyed building and also remodeling homes. He was a project manager for a construction company, building Fed-Ex buildings in North Carolina. He most recently became certified as a State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser covering several counties in North and South Carolina. What he was most proud of in his life was his children, wife, and family. His precious little dog, Jewell, was his best friend and shadow. They were inseparable.

A private service will be planned for family on Tuesday, December 17.  Purcell Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC. is serving the family.


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Memorial Service
December 17, 2019

4:00 PM

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