John Arthur Royse

August 31, 1942December 14, 2019

John Arthur Royse, 77, formerly of Louisville passed away on December 14, 2019 at his home in Sebring, FL. John was born on August 31, 1942 in Louisville to the late William and Viola (Stotts) Royse. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister Yvonne Keeton; and a brother, William Royse. Mr. Royse attended Ahrens Trade High School in 1959-1960 and graduated in 1961 from Mannheim, Germany. He also attended Jefferson Community College 1969-1971. He worked for Corning Glass (Corhart) for 16 years, from there he was self employed building houses. Retired in 2008 and moved to Sebring, FL. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army served 3 years in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall. . Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Andrea Royse; a sister, Beverly Craig; a brother, David Royse; and a lot of lovely nieces and nephews and extended family. Funeral service for Mr. Royse will be held Friday December 27, 2019 at 10 am at Arch L. Heady Southern Funeral Home, 3601 Taylor Blvd. Interment will follow in the Fudge Cemetery in Adair Co., KY. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-8 pm.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, December 27, 2019


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Mike Simpkins

December 22, 2019

John was a good friend of mine here in Sebring, Florida. I enjoyed playing golf with him weekly, and he was a good and kind man. He will be greatly missed. We will keep the family in our prayers during this tough time. Each time we finished playing golf, he would always say, I love you Mike. May God bless you all. Mike Simpkins

Claudette Simmons

December 21, 2019

Andrea please know that Uncle John loved you. Uncle John was a man who did all things on his own terms. I pray for Peace and Comfort for both of you. Love You.

Andrea Royse

December 20, 2019

Love you Dad and miss you so much already, loosing you like this has left me broken hearted beyond words I hope and pray you find eternal peace and happiness in your new life 🙏🌹