John Tyre (JT) Royall Jr of Jacksonville, FL entered his heavenly home on August 4, 2023. He was born on June 27, 1951 in Elkin, NC to Tyre and Susie Royall. The family moved to State Road, NC when JT was a year old.
He is predeceased by his parents John T Royall Sr and Susie H. Royall, a sister Sharron Atkins and her husband Lanny of Dobson, NC.
He is survived by the love of his life Alice Eddins Royall his wife of 36 years and his loving dog Sarah Grace. One nephew Andy Atkins, his wife Tracy and their three children, Samantha, Lydia and Daniel. One niece Annessa Beaman her husband David and their three children, Joshua, Tabitha and Abigail Hendrix and her husband Caleb, and many cousins.
JT graduated from East Wilkes Highschool in Rhonda, NC in 1969. He graduated from Western Carolina University where he received his Bachelors Degree. While attending Western Carolina University he worked at Chatham Manufacturing Company during the summer.
He moved to Jacksonville, FL for a job opportunity. He later worked for Pic N Save for 20 plus years where he managed the Hardware Department of several locations and he assisted with the set up other stores in Florida and Georgia until Pic N Save went out of business. He went to work for First Baptist Church of Downtown Jacksonville in Purchasing where he retired after 20 years.
He enjoyed photography and his Carolina Tar Heel Basketball. GO TAR HEELS!
Services will be held at Fraser Funeral Home 8168 Normandy, Blvd on August 8, 2023. The family will receive friends at 10:30 with the service starting at 11:30. Dr John Sullivan will be officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park immediately following the service.
August 08, 2023, 11:30AM -12:30PM 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville Florida 32221
August 08, 2023, 10:30AM -11:30AM 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville Florida 32221