Royce Delmar Bemis

August 26, 1937May 11, 2018

Royce Delmar Bemis, age 80, left this earth for a better place on Friday, May 11, 2018.

He was born on August 26, 1937 in Levant, Maine to the late Linwood and Halice Bemis.

Royce was a proud veteran of 20 years serving as a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. After his military career, he went to school for engineering. He became plant engineer for Knight Publishing Company where he worked until retirement.

Mr. Bemis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Liz Bemis; sons, Kevin Bemis and Kendall Bemis ; his beloved daughters in law Kelli Blount Bemis and Susan Steele Bemis, his grandchildren who were the apples of his eye, Erich, Michael, Amanda, Ethan, Logan and Melanie Bemis; and his loving sister, Rosalie Booher.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Darrel Bemis, Verli Robinson, Ken Bemis, Clair Bemis, Virginia Bemis and Leroy Bemis.

The family will have a private ceremony to celebrate Royce’s life.

A special thanks to Levine Cancer Center, Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate, Sanger Heart, CHS and Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region for the excellent care that they provided to Mr. Bemis.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project at Condolences may be offered at


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Royce Delmar Bemis

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Michael Bemis

May 14, 2018

I remember my brother and I getting up and going to Lowe's with him when we were younger. I remember going to the Aviation Museum with him to see the plane that crashed in the Hudson. I remember going to barbershops and diners where everyone knew his name. I remember him riding a upside down rollar coaster with me when he was in his 70s.

He never slew down. He always wanted to be doing something, and he gave all of us a lot to remember.

I'll miss you Grandpa.
Love ya, mean it.

Jennifer Griffin

May 14, 2018

Kevin & Kendall,
Mom amd I were talking about tje good old days. Liz , my mom Harriet , Cathey and Bremda ,Jack, Royce used get together. Go bowling and such. Royce is such a sweet man and he will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Jemnifer Griffin

Lorraine and David Griffin

May 14, 2018

Dear Liz, Kendall, Kevin and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Royce's death. He was a good man, always with a smile. Liz and Royce, have been good neighbors for the past 39 years in Bainbridge. We remember Kendall and Kevin growing up just across the street. Royce was a perfectionist with his home and your beautiful yard. We remember his bandana when he was working so hard putting new siding on your home and always when he worked so diligently in your yard. It was always manicured to profection and the roses and flowers are so beautiful. He could do anything and figure out everything. He helped our boys with their cars occasionally and would walk down to check out our porch that we added to the back of our home. We enjoyed our driveway talks and miss them. His military flags on the front porch told all of us, his love and dedication to his country and fellow soldiers. He will be missed and it was our pleasure to know him .
With our love, prayers and deepest sympathies.
David and Lorraine Griffin