Roy Lee Messer

Roy Lee “Dad” Messer, age 66, of Maryville, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital.

He was a member of Scipio Baptist Church in Scipio, Ohio. Roy was a kind, giving man that was always taking care of others. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Cassie Messer; sons, Roy Messer Jr. and Chester Messer; brother, Walter Messer; sister, Carol Massey.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lois Messer; sons and daughters-in-law, Loyd and Trish Messer of Ocala, FL; Russell and Mona Messer; son, Jay Messer, all of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ted McMannis of Walland; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Mendel Messer; brother and sister-in-law, Art and Ann Messer; sister, Betty Grubb.

Funeral service will be 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the Dotson Wildwood Chapel with Evangelist Henry Linginfelter officiating. Interment will be in McDaniels Cemetery in London, KY. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Dotson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood. (865-984-5959)