Roy E. Beals, age 74, of Fayette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. He was born in Alvordton on Sept. 18, 1947, to the late Edward and Dorothy (Haas) Beals. Roy attended and graduated from Hilltop High School in 1966. After graduating, he served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon return, he married Elizabeth Hill on June 12, 1970, also in Alvordton, and she survives.

Roy worked for the Aro Corporation for many years as a machinist, retiring in 2010. In his free time, he loved to hunt and fish — taking his grandsons any chance he got. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan — he never missed watching a game. Above all, he always knew his wife loved him dearly.

Surviving besides his wife, Elizabeth, are his son, Michael Beals; daughter, Sandra (James) Cox; grandchildren, Cody, Derrick and Mitchel Tule and Emilee and Rebecca Cox and Matthew Beals; and great-grandchildren, Beau and Paisley Tule. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Pinette; and brothers, Jack Ostheimer, Donnie Beals and Harry Beals.

According to family wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, with Pastor Dan Van Arsdalen officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

Online condolences to the family may be offered at The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home – Fayette Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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