Archdale - Roy Albert Dunning, Sr., 88 went to rest on July 10, 2020, awaiting the resurrection and joyful reunion with his family at the time of Jesus return as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16" For the Lord will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”
Roy was born August 23, 1931 in Guilford Co., NC, to the late James Wiley Dunning, Sr. and Fleta Sue May Dunning. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Grace C. Dunning, his brothers James W. Dunning, Jr., Robert Dunning; Harold Dunning, Sisters Becky D Burke-Callahan, Carolyn D. Ratliff, Mary Minor. Martha Dunning and Evelyn Dunning in infancy also preceded him in death.
Those who survive Roy are his loving wife of 41 years, Celia Y. Dunning, of the home; son, Roy A. Dunning. Jr. of Star, daughters , Judy Burke and husband Gary of Florida, Jo Ann Sapp and husband, Lee of Archdale, sister, Juanita Connor of Cheraw, SC. 9 Grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Roy lived out his Christian faith in a way that inspired his wife and all who knew him. He read his Bible faithfully every morning and evening. He was a member of the High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church for over 80 years. Roy is believed to be the longest attending member. He enjoyed listening to Christian music and his joyful voice was often heard hardily joining in.
He was self- employed, as a General Contractor, building residential housing. He was the previous owner and Operator of Yadkin Memorial Gardens, in Yadkinville, NC. He loved to work, almost as if it were his hobby. Roy did enjoy an occasional game of Golf. Roy was a people person with a great personality and sense of humor. He loved to laugh and we loved to hear his boisterous laughter. But mostly Roy loved his family, his wife, his children and grandchildren. He loved Holidays because he knew all the family would be together. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a generous man, always willing to help those in need.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 a.m, on Tuesday July 14, 2020, at the High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church at 279 Eastchester drive in High Point. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Mark Kent, Pastor Steve Beitz and Pastor Serban, with burial following in Floral Gardens Park cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896-0220.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is serving the family