Charles L. Roy

Charles L. Roy

December 01, 1933 - January 21, 2023
Kanawha City In Charleston, WV

Charles L. Roy

December 01, 1933 - January 21, 2023
Kanawha City In Charleston, WV


Charles Roy, 89 years old, of Kanawha City in Charleston, WV, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at CAMC Memorial after a bout with COVID and pneumonia.

He was born December 1, 1933, the son of the late Ollie S. and Nona Roy of Charleston.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Kelly and George Roy, and his precious youngest granddaughter, Kayla.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Joan; his son, Kevin, and wife Janice Roy, and granddaughters Kristyn and husband Tyler Quinn and Kelsy Roy, all of Winchester, VA.

Charles was a longtime member of the former Elmore Memorial A.C. Church, where he served on the board and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. He also served many years as a counselor and recreational director at Camp Whitney, where he was instrumental in molding young lives for Christ.

He is presently a member of Clendenin Advent Christian Church, where he has done some teaching and singing in the choir.

Charles retired as a Senior Safety Administrator with 45 years of service from Union Carbide. He held an M.S. degree in Safety for Marshall University and taught safety classes part-time at Marshall University and WV Tech. He was active in the Kanawha County Emergency Planning Committee and served in various capacities on the Board of the West Virginia Federal Credit Union for 50 years. After retirement, he provided consultant services for Bayer Chemical and Precision Pumps.

“Chuck,” as he was called by many, was often seen with one of his beloved Shelties walking the streets of Kanawha City, making many friends along the way.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV, with Rev. Michael Todorovich conducting the service and Rev. Kevin Miller assisting. Following the service, a graveside service for family will be held at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Charleston.

Visitation will begin one hour prior at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clendenin Advent Christian Church, P.O. Box 482, Clendenin, WV 25045, or Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312.

You may send condolences to the family at .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 25, 2023 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
  • Location: 1118 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (304) 342-8135


  • Date & Time: January 25, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
  • Location: 1118 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (304) 342-8135

Clendenin Advent Christian Church

  • Address: P.O. Box 482, Clendenin, WV 25045

Hospice Care

  • Address: 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312

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12 responses to Charles L. Roy

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  1. Reaching out to send my condolences to the Roy family for the loss of Charles.
    I attended Elmore Advent Christian church with the Roy family and also was a camper and junior counselor at Camp Whitney over the years. Some of my fondest memories are going to camp and hanging out with the youth group from Elmore Advent Christian church. I remember Charles teasing us incessantly and having so much fun on our trip to Myrtle Beach with the youth group. Even though as a teenager at the time I didn’t appreciate the Christian foundation that was being formed at that time… I look back and realize how much that time helped mold me into the Christian I am today… although not perfect… But forgiven. When I think of Charles and the youth group at Elmore Advent Christian church, I smile. Although our lives took us away from West Virginia… To Pennsylvania, and now in Texas… Going to church in Charleston… Going to Camp Whitney… And having a great youth leader, like Charles have helped me through my life… Hold onto the fond memories and the laughter… Because I know we laughed a lot.

    Prayers and hugs to everyone

    Becky Davis Hartley
  2. I’m so sorry. Chuck was always an uplifting person—funny and kind. I enjoyed working with both Chuck and Joan. My condolences to Joan and the rest of the family.
  3. We worked with Chuck at the Tech Center for many years. He was one of a kind, always friendly and laughing. No matter how busy he was, he would stop and discuss the state of the Mountaineer football team. He was a gentleman and liked by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
  4. So sorry to hear the loss of Dads (George) brother, my condolences and prayers to Joan and family, I remember you all fondly
  5. Greg Dodd says:

    Prayers for Joan and Kevin and family. Good friend, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader.
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