Robert H. Roy

February 24, 1950 ‒ November 15, 2020

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Robert H. Roy, 70, of Butler, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at OhioHealth Hospital Mansfield.

Robert was born on February 24, 1950 to Robert M. and Rebecca E. (Cornette) Roy and was raised in Mansfield, Ohio.  He graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1968.  Bob served in the Ohio Air National Guard from 1968-1974.  He was employed by the phone company for 51 years.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, and kept busy by doing various projects both inside and outside of the home.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Molly; daughters Heather (Clark), Nicole (Mike), and Shanna; 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; siblings Jan, Lorraine, Melody, Heidi, and Tony, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers-in-law, and 3 nephews.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Roy family with services.  A private visitation will be held on Saturday with a private graveside service to follow immediately after.  Masks will be required during the visitation and graveside service.

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  • Always more then a Briother in Law… This man was truly my Brother & Dear Friend…I could not have made through life without the love and support that my sister & Bob gave me…he’s been the biggest Blessing of my life…If there ever was an Angel put on this earth, helping anyone and everyone that he ran across that needed help, there is No Doubt that that Angel was Bob Roy…!! Chin up, sweet sister O Mine, he’s still watching out for you…. Love you…

  • Molly, Heather, Nicole, and Shanna, and extended family.

    I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of Bob. As you know Bob and Molly are amazing friends to me and though we have lost touch over the years, them and all of you are forever in my heart.

    Much love and prayers,


  • Molly and family,
    We are sad to learn of your loss. I had the privilege of working with Bob for a few years. I appreciated how he helped me in a new work environment. He was always kind and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing his time and talents. We are all better for having known him.

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. I knew him from CenturyLink and he was such a very nice guy with a wonderful smile. My prayers are with you all.

  • Knew Bob when he first hired in at United Telephone! Great employee, wonderful friend! My deepest sympathies to Molly and their family.

  • As his wife, when I think of Bob, I always remember the musical, “The King and I”. When Louie asked his mother if he was as good a king as he could have been and she replied, “I don’t think anyone is as good as they could have been, but this one tried….this one tried.”

    I’ve watched him many times with our kids helping them with homework, sometimes for hours, not to give them the answers but how to come to the right answers on their own. Or he’d say, “Need help moving? I can do that.” Or, “I can build that deck for you”. He spread so much of himself around that it’s impossible to put it all into words. But was he a king? You bet he was, and he didn’t even know it.

    I’m comforted in knowing that as a born-again Christian, he is in the presence of the King of Kings…Lord of Lords forever and that I’ll see him again when I get home.

    Godspeed, my love.

  • Molly and children,
    My condolences. Bob and I travel to Kansas City for several years on Sprint’s Circuit to Packet Project. Loved working with him. He will be missed by many.

  • I had the opportunity to work With Bob for a number of years great technical person who mentored co workers many at Sprint /Century Link .Your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.Sad to lose a good friend he will be missed

  • There are no words to express how heartbroken we all are. Dad was always the one that knew what to do in all situations, even when he didn’t know what to do. He was the kind of person that you could take any problem to, and he always had a solution. He was the rock in our family, and always took care of us, showing so much love to Mom, my sisters and I, and to others. He loved us unconditionally, and proved it over and over and over again.

    He spent years and years working at the phone company, 51 to be exact, and survived several mergers and acquisitions, from United Telephone Company, to Sprint, to Embarq, to CenturyLink. I always remember him coming home from work with his briefcase, and thick binders of material to read through. But we always had dinner together as a family, and he would always want to know how our day went at school. Even though he brought work home sometimes, he didn’t bring it to the table. I remember him taking us to his office on a Saturday once when we were really young, and he popped a Pac-Man disc into his computer and let us play, and we thought he had the coolest job ever! And I remember walking around that office through the maze of cubicles, wondering what this strange place was. There was even a Coke machine in the corner. I thought he played Pac-Man and drank pop for a living, and remember thinking that’s not so bad! Guess I never understood at that age how many hours he put in to support our family.

    I will always remember seeing his many drawings of decks and sheds that he built over the years for our house and for family members, like blueprints, with measurements and all. He was great with math and always wowed us with his abilities to do math in his head instead of with a calculator.

    Dad was always there for us, no matter what. He would drop anything he was doing and rush over to help. I remember him coming to help me when my car broke down on the side of the road in the middle of winter one night. His hands were frozen and his flashlight was giving him troubles because the batteries were going out, but he was right there, trying to fix the problem, freezing on the side of the road. He would always drop anything he was doing to come if we called, no matter what the problem was or where we were at. I couldn’t have asked for a better father. I feel comforted knowing that he is in God’s presence now, and believe he will always be around, watching over us, from his place in Heaven. Our family was so blessed to have him in our lives and he will always be in our hearts. To Mom, Nikki, and Shanna, stay strong. We will get through this difficult time together. It’s what he would have wanted. When the wind blows, he will be near, whispering to us, reminding us that we are all still loved and that he will always be with us.

  • Molly and family,

    I wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I admired Bob and was a work friend.

    I knew and worked with Bob at United Telephone then Sprint for over 15 years. I really loved to work with Bob in Kansas City and other cities in our Sprint QPF meetings discussing and resolving major issues with our switching system vendors. Then beginning in 2000 we worked together on the Sprint Circuit to Packet project for five years. I had worked in Warren and Mansfield at United of Ohio from 1970 to 1975 before moving to Florida with United Telephone where I retired.

    Again, I know your loss is difficult and I know what a great guy Bob was. I will be praying for you and your family.

  • Bob was a part of my team for the last 5 or so years at Centurylink. While I only got to be around him for a small part of his 51 years, he made a large impact every day in our phone company world.

    When I read through Molly and Heather’s description of him in his family life, it feels so much like we felt about him at Centurylink. Bob always had confidence we’d figure issues out even when he didn’t have an answer. He was hard working, smart, kind, and a great peer to his teammates. We take comfort in knowing he loved what he did – even though there were definite moments of frustration – right up until his last day. He will be irreplaceable and greatly missed.

    Our condolences to Mollie, Heather, Nicole, Shanna, his son in laws, along with all his grandkids, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends.

    Michelle LaRue and his friends from Centurylink

  • Molly and Family

    I had the pleasure of working with Bob and always enjoyed our conversations of the projects he had going on. We would share stories of our DIY projects and the one I remembered most from Bob was the remodel on the master bathroom, as you know nothing ever goes as planned yet Bob always had the optimistic view and I know who proud to see what he could accomplish. I know he loved his family so much as he was always excited to tell me about their latest accomplishments. Bob was a wonderful man and I send you all loving thoughts and prayers.

  • So saddened by Bobs passing, but knowing God’s Welcoming, Well Done Faithful Servent, gives us Comfort, Speaking of building decks, Bob built an awesome one for us, and when my husband Jerry, Bobs Brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and wheelchair bound Bob got busy and built a ramp on the deck for him,So Thoughtful!! I know Bob is in Heaven looking down on his Family and Friends, Until We Meet Again.

  • It breaks my heart to say good-bye to my brother Bobby. In reading over the sympathy messages, I noticed the words “blessing, nice, hard-working, friend, problem-solver, fun, husband, dad and Christian.” It is so touching to see how his friends and family have described him. Bob was a very thoughtful and encouraging person. He put others before himself, and his family meant everything to him. Above all, he was a Christian man. I know we are all grieved, but our hope is in Christ and the promise of eternal life. We will be reunited one day, in a much better place. I love you Bobby.

  • I have become acquainted with Bob recently as the ever changing world of communications have brought us together through our work routines. Strange thing is we acquainted through e-mail. For never having talked or even met Bob, I was confident he knew his role in assisting to resolve the issues we faced & was eager to help anywhere he could. I was also very aware of the respect & dignity he treated me personally. Now reading through these posts, have come to understand Bob to be a Christian man. No wonder we hit it off so well via our emails. Thank you Bob for all your help through the short time we worked together! Until we meet one day in HIS kingdom!!

    My prayers to all the family during this time. God Bless you all!!

  • I had the privilege of having Bob as a co-worker and then a member of my Network Planning staff for over 20 years at United Tel/Sprint. A consummate and dedicated hard worker, who could always be relied on to come up with solutions that worked the best for the company, and I knew if Bob completed a plan, it was complete to the nth degree. A very personable guy, too, who was great to be around. My condolences to the family on your loss.

  • Dear Roy Family, I’m sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! I worked for him in Budget and Planning at United Telephone back in the early 80’s. I remember him as a kind person and someone easy to work for. I have not seen him in many years but think of you all when I go down Hagerman Road. Sending you my sincere sympathy. Becky Gleason Marth

  • This song is so very beautiful… please take the time to click on this link and take a moment to listen… Posted request from his Loving wife Molly Roy….. Molly, this is for you…. You are loved more then you’ll ever know….Listen now…

  • I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Bob early in my career in Mansfield. He was very helpful and always easy to work with. I was shocked to have heard the news of his loss. To his family, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Molly,I knew you and Bob before you were married and worked with Bob at Ashland rd and again at the operations center . A good man and friend gone too soon . heartfelt sympathy and blessings to you and your family. Dan Speck

  • My condolences to the Roy family. I was very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of being a co-workers with Bob thru the United Telephone, Sprint, Embarq and CenturyLink years. While working in different areas of planning, we worked next to each other and were able to have many discussions on the projects that were going on and how they interacted. Bob always had good input, that was appreciated.

    Thought’s and prayers, during this difficult time.

    Al Sigg

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