Roy R. MintonNickelsville, VA | November 05, 2012
Roy R. Minton – Nickelsville, VA
Roy R. Minton, 67, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Monday, November 5, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Minton was born in Mingo County, WV on February 10, 1945 to the late Nathan Marvin and Thelma Rasnake Minton.
Roy was a graduate of Nickelsville High School and served 2 years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sgt. He was an employee of the Kingsport Press for 43 years. He attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Nickelsville Ruritan Club since 1999.
He especially enjoyed working at the Bush Mill during their Fall Festival and delivering meals to the elderly in the community at Christmas.
In addition to his parents, 5 five brothers; 6 sisters; father-in-law, Fred Wheatley, Sr.; brothers-in-law, David Harbin, Sr. and Fred Wheatley, Jr.; and his nephew, Clint Harbin preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Wheatley Minton, Nickelsville, VA; daughter, Amy Porter and husband, Kevin, Gate City, VA; his very special granddaughter, Emily Porter, Gate City, VA; mother-in-law, Ann Wheatley, Nickelsville, VA; brothers, Paul Minton and wife, Emma, Seaman, OH, Curtis Minton and wife, Ada, Yuma, VA, Tivis Minton and wife, Wanda, New Hope, AL, Steve Minton and wife , Flo, Nickelsville, VA, and Joe Minton and wife, Wanda, Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Margie Poteat and husband, Charles, Cleveland, TN, Lola Dean, Kingsport, TN, Rosa Harrison and husband, Fred, Bristol, TN, Elaine Minton , Kingsport, TN, Debra Chapman and husband, Tony, Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Debbie Harbin and her son, David Harbin, Maynardville, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Ann Wheatley. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Brandon Berg and Rev. Joe Barber officiating. The Nickelsville Community Choir will provide the music.
Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 by V.F.W. Post 5715, Big Stone Gap, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, VA. Glen Broadwater, Ronald Wheatley, Fred Kendrick, Paul Addington, Roy Meade, and Dewane Turner will serve as pallbearers. Members of Nickelsville High School Class of 1964 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nickelsville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 70, Nickelsville, VA 24271.
An online guest register is available for the Minton family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Roy R. Minton.
CondolencesMy condolences to the family of Roy Minton. I never had the chance to know Roy very well in my life and I really wished I had. From what my Dad has mentioned and the pictures I used to see of him, he sounds like a great man to have known. My prayers are with him and all of the friends and family he knew and loved.
Posted by: Trever Minton, January 22, 2013
Patricia and Amy so sorry to hear of Roy's death. You have certainly been in my prayers. Deb would tell me this n' that about what was going on with the family and when we were at LMU I remember coming and staying some with your mother and dad. Of course I met you and your family then. Was treated with much kindness. Please accept my sincerest sympathies.
Posted by: Libby Brown, November 12, 2012
Roy was a gentle man who never said a ugly word about anyone he will be missed.my prayers are with you .sandydean
Posted by: sandy dean, November 12, 2012
Sending my love and prayers to all the family. Roy was one of the nicest guys that we ever worked with. He mainly worked with my husband ( Don Goins ) in the sheetroom. Don passed away 5 months ago today and Roy was at his funeral, we talked and he looked so good. God has gained another angel in Heaven. May the Lord comfort you in the long days ahead and keep you all in His care.. All my love and prayers. Kay Goins
Posted by: Kay Goins, November 08, 2012
Our prayers are with each member of the family and also with the friends of Roy. We are so thankful of God's promises to each of his children, so keep in mind that Roy is now in the presence of his loving Saviour. When I am brokenhearted and down from the loss of the loved ones in my life, I think of them being with Jesus and I can't help but smile. Always remember that Christ is there for you and loves you. It is with HIM that you will find comfort.
Posted by: TIM & JEAN QUILLEN, November 08, 2012
So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. He was a great co worker.My prayers are with the family.Billie Burke
Posted by: Billie J Burke, November 08, 2012
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES TO PATRICIA AND AMY AND THEIR FAMILYS. UNCLE ROY WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Posted by: LINDEN TRAVIS MINTON, November 08, 2012
I was so shocked and saddened to here of Roy's passing. Dewane called me from Florida to let me know. I pray God will comfort you and your family during this trying time. Roy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Be comforted in the fact you have many friends who love and care about you.
Posted by: Larry Jessee, November 07, 2012
It's during these times we need a double portion of our Lord's grace and comfort... No words can ever express the pain and hurt of losing a loved one... Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers... May God comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead... It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter... And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again...
Posted by: Rebecca Powers, November 07, 2012
Patricia and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Working with him many years was such an honor. He was always so kind and helpful. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Darrel & Linda Campbell
Posted by: Darrel & Linda Campbell, November 07, 2012
So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I remember Roy from my years at Nickelsville High School. He was always a truly nice guy. Take comfort in the thought he is in a much better place. God be with you all.
Posted by: Wallie Shearer, November 07, 2012
Patricia, I was so sorry to see this, Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for your comfort. Jerri Carter
Posted by: Jerri Carter, November 07, 2012
Our deepest sympathy on your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Posted by: Roger and Donna, November 07, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Minton Family and to you Patricia. I know that Roy was the love of your life and may God just wrap you in his loving arms and give you the strength you are going to need right now. Roy was a very humble man and liked by all.
Posted by: Peggy Parks Pendleton, November 07, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Roy will be missed by all his friends and family. The community has lost an upstanding citizen and Heaven has gained an angel. Love and prayers, Lowell and Myra
Posted by: Lowell and Myra Hammonds, November 06, 2012
Patrica and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the whole family. Nothing I can say will help you sorrow, the Lord is master and He will help you in your healing process but I can tell you it is very hard. My prayers are with you and if you ever need to talk to someone I'm here. God Bless all. Margaret
Posted by: MARGARET MEADE, November 06, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. My heart goes out to the whole family during this time. You all have always been so good to me and it means so much. Take comfort in the knowledge that one day we will be reunited with our lost loved ones. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Posted by: Mary Monday Wheatley, November 06, 2012
We are all heartbroken of the loss of Roy. Condolences to all family and friends. I didnt have the pleasure of knowing Roy personally but daddy always told me great stories of him and Roy growing up. My dad (Tives) has shared great memories of him and they will always be cherished. May God surround you with his loving grace.
Posted by: Tonya Minton Downs, November 06, 2012
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