Robert “David” McRoy

Robert “David” McRoy

December 10, 2020, 63, Goldsboro

Robert “David” McRoy, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at UNC Wayne Health Care in Goldsboro.

David was born June 7, 1957 in Goldsboro to the late Geraldine “Jerri” Pate Worrell McRoy and William David “Mac” McRoy Jr. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William David McRoy, Sr. and Pearl Stewart McRoy and maternal grandparents, Larry Robert Worrell and Ona Pate Worrell.

David liked to keep busy and never wanted to be bored. As teenagers, he and his brother established a neighborhood lawn care business. The “Mac Twins” were known for the quality services they provided. David also worked at Wayne Opportunity Center, Burger King, and O’Berry Center’s Log Cabin Store. He loved interacting with others in his jobs. He took great pride in making gift baskets of Berry Towne Crafts, which he often shared with his family. David had a great love for all members of his family. He had a passion for Duke sports like his father and some of his happiest times were attending sports events, family gatherings, and vacations. He participated in Special Olympics and especially enjoyed horseback riding, bowling, swimming, and golfing competitions.

For over 25 years, O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center was David’s home. He always worked to contribute to the betterment of the O’Berry community. He began an aluminum can recycling program at O’Berry and Cherry Hospital. He made sure all proceeds were donated to the Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House. He rode in the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s annual Christmas “Gifts on Cycles” parade. He was a friend to all that lived and worked at O’Berry. The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary staff and are forever grateful for the loving care provided to David.

A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. James H. Harry officiating. Attendees are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

David is survived by his twin brother, Larry McRoy and sisters, Leigh Edwards, Ginny Vickery and husband John, Rebekah Williams and husband Travis; nieces, Alise Fredrickson and husband Nate, Sarah Benko and husband Steven, Anna Potter and husband Jacob, Chelsea Vickery, Jacob Vickery and wife Jasmine, Casey Vickery, Caroline Williams, Langdon Williams and Molly Williams; great-nieces and nephews, Clara Rose Potter, Von Potter, Sullivan Potter, Nolan Fredrickson, Walt Fredrickson, Katie Benko, Allison Benko, Ryan Benko, Thomas Benko, and Grayson Vickery. He also is survived by numerous loving and caring cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 400 Old Smithfield Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530, Special Olympics of Wayne County, 901 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC 27530.

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