Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Royce Errol Thompson

November 20, 1949May 5, 2020

Royce Errol Thompson, 70, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Hospice of the Piedmont, UVA Transitional Care Hospital. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer on March 5, 2020.

He was born on November 20, 1949, in Harrisonburg and was an adopted son of the late George Barrett and Frances Garber Thompson.

Royce lived the majority of his life in Rockingham County with the last 40 years in Dayton. He worked in construction at Valley Trailer Park, S & N Construction, more than 20 years at Rockingham Construction and retired from Davis H. Elliot after 12 years. He enjoyed dirt racing and built racecars.

On June 23, 1972, he married the former Dianne Arey, who survives. On Easter Sunday in 1971, they had their first date.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a cousin, Peggy Keener of Newport News.

Friends may view and sign the register book 2-8 pm, today (Thursday) May 7, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A private graveside service will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Pastor W.L. "Sonny" Henkel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clover Hill Rescue Squad, 2100 Clover Hill Rd., Dayton, VA 22821.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Friends May View & Sign The Register Book

    Thursday, May 7, 2020


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Water Works Water Treatment Inc.

May 8, 2020

Our thoughts & prayers to Royce's family & friends. We truly enjoyed his weekly visits into our showroom. Royce always had a story to share - Nascar related or otherwise! What a blessing!

Kent May

May 7, 2020

He was always a pleasure to be around, he will always be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

Carolyn Wilfong

May 7, 2020

Dear Dianne & Family, We are so sadden to learn of Royces passing . Royce was a good person and always nice to talk to . Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers . Love and comfort to you . Sincerely Bernard & Carolyn Wilfong

Roberta (Bertie) & Charles Barker & Linda & Joe Snyder

May 7, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Royce was always so kind to us. His kindness is what really stands out in my memories of him. If there is anything you need at all just let us know. We are here for you. Praying for peace & comfort for you in the days/weeks ahead. Lots of love to you.

Angela Shifflett

May 6, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family so sorry for your loss."Duck",was a great guy,I so remember my graduation trip in 83 to Daytona Beach Florida with Him And Diane. I had a blast at the races and in Florida. We will miss you Royce RIP. your friend Angela Shifflett and Husband Carroll Shifflett.,and family.

J.J. Hall

May 6, 2020

To the racer’s he was a warrior behind the scenes of many, the Gentlemen’s-Gentleman.
We will not forget his friendship of many.
Thank you Royce for being a great friend.


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