Bill “Cowboy” McRoy of Bloomfield, son of the late Alexander and Oma Bowman McRoy, was born in Bell City, Missouri on June 5, 1931, passed away at the Bloomfield Nursing Center on February 5, 2018, at the age of 86 years and 8 months.
Bill had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He had worked for Pyramid Roofing as a forman before his retirement and was a member of the Dexter Eagles Aerie for many years.
On March 12, 1959, he was married to Reva Jane Euin in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife Reva McRoy of Bloomfield; six sons & spouses, Ron & Joella McRoy of Dexter, Billy and Carl McRoy both of Fairfield, Iowa, Bill & Lois Saylors of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Frank & Kathy McRoy and Lloyd & Laura McRoy all of Bloomfield; six daughters & spouses, Lula Belle Stroud of Arizona, Ruth Reynolds of Dexter, Judy & Kenny Ewing and JoAnn & James Whittley all of Bloomfield, Faye & Doug Stitt of Montrose, Michigan, Michelle McRoy of Florida; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; one brother, Robert “Bob” McRoy of Bowing Green, Kentucky; and one sister, Mary Gilbee of Overland, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Charlie, Vester, Elmer, John and Herman McRoy and four sisters, Kathryn Lay, Dollie Cravens, Ida Robinson and Grace Collins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Bro. Tim Griffin of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.