Roy E. Nevins

Roy Elmer Nevins, a caring and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Roy, 85, of Charlotte was born November 22, 1934, in Lansing, MI, the son of Robert and Illa (Frever) Nevins. He graduated from Charlotte High school in 1953. Roy was a proud member of the Charlotte Marching Band where he was the drum major. On September 23, 1956, Roy married Ella McClintock and together started their legacy together until her passing. They collected and decorated their home with glass dolls and glassware. In 1957 Roy joined the United States Army, he served as the head cook and later would transfer to the National Guard. After his time in the service Roy worked as a Shipping Clerk at Mayward Inc, where he worked 36 years. Roy would then work part time at Pray Funeral Home. He was a man known for being a spiffy dresser. Roy had his wild ties and colorful suits. He liked order, everything has a certain place and it had to kept in that certain place. From his time in the Army as a cook Roy enjoyed cooking. He cooked for the mother-daughter banquets at the church, cherry cheese cakes for his daughter’s birthday and even winning a cooking contest with his Faygo Punch. Roy and his wife Ella Beth were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Charlotte where they were Kindergarten Sunday School Teachers. Roy’s hobbies included walking around town, going to local garage sales and thrift stores, gardening, feeding and watching the birds, traveling and most importantly spending time with his family. He was a man who was a good friend to anyone he met and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
Roy is survived by his daughter, Michele Clark; grandchildren, Jonathon, Victoria, Brittany; brother, Gerald Fetterman; many nieces and nephews; close friends, Sue Farlin, Dale Land and many others. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella; brothers, Ray, Robert, and Rex Nevins; and his parents.
Funeral services are Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Sue Farlin officiating. Visitation is Monday, October 12, 2020 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Mask and distancing guidelines will be practiced. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Roy’s granddaughters. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Roy on his tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.