Walter Roy Haines Jr.

May 21, 1921December 17, 2020

Walter Roy Haines Jr., age 99 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:10 PM Thursday December 17, 2020 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Roy was born May 21, 1921 in Wilkinsburg, PA. and the son of the late Walter Roy and Lillian Marie (Wylie) Haines.

He retired in 1983 from J.C. Penney Company as Store Manager of the Greenville store. He had been employed with the company for 34 years.

Roy was a veteran of WW II serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He was stationed in England, North Africa and Italy and honorably discharges in 1945 as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, a 51 year member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club, 70 plus year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Shrine of Dayton, a 1949 graduate of Miami University of Oxford with a Bachelor’s degree and one of the founding members of the “Geezer’s golf group at Turtle Creek Golf Course. He enjoyed spending time with his family, photography, writing the “Kiyak” for the Kiwanis Club, playing golf and telling stories. He was the king of puns.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Jean Haines Stone.

Roy is survived by his wife Patricia (Wilson) Haines of Greenville. They were married August 5, 1950 in Baldwin, New York. Also children Richard (Diane) Haines, Tracy Haines and Robert Haines; grandchildren Justin (Sarah) Haines, Caitlin (Kirk) Shellhouse and Molly (Heath) Miller; great grandchildren Claire Haines and Lillian Haines as well as 2 nephews.

A Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Bear’s Mill or the State of the Heart Care.

Roy was loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed!

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio


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Jack and Gloria Hhorner

December 28, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy Pat, Tracy, Robert, and Richard,
Roy was a gentle kind man, enjoyed talking with him when he worked at the J.C. Penney store or out in his daughter back yard watering her tomato plants when she was gone.
LOVE and Blessing,
Jack and Gloria Horner

Alan Laux

December 24, 2020

In high school my first job at 16 was at J.C. Penney (store 541-3). To this day I still remember my job and the memories of Mr Haines teaching me all the aspects of store stock, marketing and pricing of goods. To this day Mr Haines has remained an inspiration to me. He has always held a special place in my heart and always will.

Carmen (Barga)Snyder

December 22, 2020

Condolences to Roy’s family. Always enjoyed talking to Roy over the many years we were acquainted. Loved sitting by him and Pat at DCCA. Lots of good memories.


December 21, 2020

Dinner with you at Elks and your home! A kind and entertaining evening . He blessed this earth with his presence for many years. Prayers 🙏

Dawn Bowman

December 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss Tracy and family. I had many of great conversations with your Dad at the Greenville golf course , played many rounds with him, ate and drank afterwards. He was full of knowledge, anecdotes, history, and humor. He will be missed by all! He was, also, the scribe of the geezer newsletter for many many years and I know they enjoyed reading it, as I had it read to me by Scott many times!