Edgar Donald Royston

March 27, 1929November 10, 2020

Edgar Donald Royston born March 27, 1929 in New Franklin Missouri entered heaven on November 10, 2020. He married Naomi Martin in 1950 and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1952. Don proudly served in the US Army and was stationed in El Paso, Texas. In 1955 they relocated to Huntsville, AL to begin a lifelong career with Thiokol Corporation. Together they raised their four children. Don and Naomi were charter members of Lakewood Baptist Church. After retirement Don was active in Kiwanis, First Baptist Church and Magnolia Trace. Don was preceded in death by his first wife Naomi Martin. Survivors include 4 children, Donna Jobe, Denise(Doug) Patterson, Lois (Rip) Patton, Robert(Wendy) Royston, second wife Joyce Royston, sister Susan(Jack) Elliott and four sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend Ken Dawson. Don was most proud of his 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private services will be held November 14th at First Baptist Church with burial at Valhalla Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to First Baptist Church Television Ministry at 600 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801 or Heart to Heart Pet Therapy at 1015A Cleaner Way Huntsville, AL 35805 or a favorite charity.



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Cecil Stokes

November 16, 2020

It's hard to pick just one great memory of working with Don over the years. He was definitely a wonderful professional at Thiokol during the 30 some odd years we worked together. Everyone accepted that if Don said it there was no doubt about it, or maybe I should say "no more doubt than the probability he predicted." It was also great to work HDAA business with him during our retirement. Don was always ready to lead as needed for the benefit of the group. And, I will miss having lunch with Don as part of the retired engineer's group. Also, it was great to work with Don for the MT Residents Association. It's just hard to believe we have lost him! I have heard a lot of comments about this loss, and it's all the same: Don was as fine a man as we might ever meet!!!

jan allen

November 13, 2020

Dear Royston family,
I'm so saddened to hear the news of Mr. Royston's passing ! I know Lois from growing up in school together and had the great pleasure of getting to know your dad at Dr. Pullen's office ! He was my patient and twice a year I always enjoyed hearing him brag on his family and tell me about the trips the girls were taking ! He was one of my favorites , always kind and upbeat ! I will be praying that God gives you comfort in the days ahead !
Jan Allen

Kevin Lowe

November 12, 2020

Dear Donna, Denise, Lois, and Robert,

Your Dad and your family were such an important part of my life growing up in Lakewood Baptist Church. I was so glad to see your Dad at the reunion a couple of years ago.

Angela Snodgrass

November 12, 2020

Donna, Denise, Lois and Robert,

I just want to express my sincerest sympathies to you in the death of your dad. He always came across as a dedicated Christian man who was dedicated to doing Christ's work.

May God bless you guys.

Anita Shelton Sisk

November 12, 2020

Dear Royston Family: I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved Dad. May the sweet memories you have comfort and sustain you until you see him again.

Janice Allison

November 11, 2020

Don was a dear friend at First Baptist Church. He was faithful to our monthly Fellowship Club meetings and planned the greatest trips while in that leadership position. He was also a member of our Writing Your Life Story class for a while. I so enjoying hearing the stories that he wrote. He was proud of his family and talked about them often. I will miss him.


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