Harry Joe Royal Sr., 78, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Tuesday June 19, 2012.
He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Annie Mae Short Royal.
He is survived by his three children, Harry J. Royal Jr. (Rhonda) of Rock Spring, Ga., Jimmy Royal (Terri) of Rossville, and Patricia Crews of Waycross, Ga., eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.