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Rev. Roy E. Shrewsbury

February 9, 1925 — May 26, 2023

Beaver, WV


Reverend Roy E. Shrewsbury, 98, of Beaver, West Virginia, passed away May 26, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

Roy was born, February 9, 1925, to the late James and Virgie Shrewsbury of Daniels, WV. 

Roy was a graduate of Shady Spring High School and Beckley College graduating top of his class summa cum laude. 

Roy served in the 36th Texas Infantry Division during World War II with the rank of Staff Sargent. He received 2 Purple Hearts, 3 Bronze Stars and numerous campaign ribbons as he served his country in North Africa, Italy and France. 

After returning from the war he married the love of his life,Leodia St. Clair Shrewsbury, on December 25, 1945. They were married for 77 years.

He was retired from the C&O Railroad and retired as Pastor in 2019 from Spoken Word Tabernacle where he pastored for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Virgie Shrewsbury, brothers Paris Shrewsbury, Joseph Shrewsbury, Charles Shrewsbury and sisters Zillian Burnette, Lillian Gross, Gledis Wood and Gladys Webb. He leaves behind 2 children, Patricia Sherman of Beaver, WV and Roy Shrewsbury II of Daniels, WV and sister, Lillie Sumner of Oak Grove, WV. He has 4 grandchildren, Dena Caldwell and husband Jerry of Winston Salem, NC, Charity Burton and husband Samuel of Dublin, VA, Roy Shrewsbury, III of Daniels, WV and James Shrewsbury of Pulaski, VA. He has 2 great grandchildren, Taylor Shrewsbury of Wytheville, VA and Quinn Burton of Dublin, VA. 

The family wishes to thank his kind and faithful caregivers, his family in Christ from Spoken Word Tabernacle, Hospice of Southern West Virginia and the Veteran’s Administration for their amazing care and support.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Spoken Word Tabernacle 100 Scott Ridge Road, Beaver, WV on Friday June 2nd , 2023 from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be at Spoken Word Tabernacle on Saturday June 3rd , 2023 at 11am with Pastor Ron Lilly and Rev. Ivan England Officiating. 

A military burial service will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV  25801.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.



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