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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Henry "Hank" Clay Roysden Jr.

June 6, 1936January 13, 2020

ROYSDEN, Henry Clay Jr., (Hank) 83 of Beavercreek, Ohio passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Georgia (Wooten) Roysden and Henry Clay Roysden Sr.; his sister, Helen; and brothers, Earl and Abraham; and grandchild, Michaele. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan (Ledyard) Roysden; daughter, Sherry (Mike) Campbell; son, Russell (Laura) Roysden; and daughter, Gail (Andrew) White; grandchildren, Tasha, Tiffany, Sydney, Phillip, Logan and Bailey. Hank enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was 17. He earned his GED while serving and was accepted in the Airman Education and Commissioning Program. He earned a BA degree from Michigan State University majoring in Business. He then qualified for Operation Bootstrap where he earned an MBA degree from Kent State University. He retired as a Captain in 1975. His many business ventures included realtor at Hart Realty, later starting his own real estate brokerage. He owned an Allstate Insurance agency, The Travel Agency, and three H&R Block offices. His big dream was to own a restaurant, and this was realized in 2009 when he opened his first Tudor's Biscuit World in Xenia, and in 2019, his second Tudor's Biscuit World in Fairborn. He was a fan of the Four Freshman jazz singing group for 60 years, and was on the Board of Directors of the Four Freshman Society, as well as the Four Freshman Foundation. A Gathering of Family & Friends will take place from 12pm until 2pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL. A short ceremony will take place at the funeral home following the gathering. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Hospice of Dayton

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Presentation of the Flag Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

Henry "Hank" Clay Roysden Jr.

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Penny Harrington

January 16, 2020

I met Hank at Michigan State when he first started dating my cousin Sue. I remember him as a big quiet guy and he seemed to be a great match for Sue. It was interesting to read all the things he accomplished in his life. I wish i could have seen Sue dress as a chicken!!!

I send my sympathy to his entire family.
Love,
Penny Harrington

Tasha Alexander

January 16, 2020

Grandpa Roysden was such an impressive man. He intimidated me with his size and his success from the time I can remember. He was never touchy feely and spoke rarely but I knew he was interested in my life and wanted all of us to make good decisions. He is a great example of hard work and gumption. I am still proud to be his granddaughter. Grandpa and Grandma Roysden are amazing people with wonderful hearts. He will be missed so much.

Martha Schwab

January 15, 2020

Dear Susan and Family,
Our sympathies go out to you at this difficult time. Hank provided a great life for his family and in his retirement outdid himself with Biscuit World including having Susan dress up as a chicken on opening day. We appreciate his service to our country with his extensive service. We hope only the best for all of you as you moved forward without him.
Gerry & Martha Schwab

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY