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McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC

OBITUARY

Henry "Roy" Leroy Heidenescher

July 6, 1938January 26, 2020

Roy was born at home in Cloverdale, Ohio in 1938. At the age of five, he lost his father to cancer. His Mom raised him and eight of his thirteen siblings as a single mother. He married the love of his life, Frances Bidlack, from Oakwood, Ohio, and together they had four boys. John married Penny Sipe, Jim married Kimberly Bird, Jack married Kathy Bowen, and Greg married Bertha Carmargo. In all, Roy had 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren whom he loved. Cancer took him on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in the year of our LORD. Today he is playing bass in Christ’s gospel choir. In his younger years, Roy was an athlete who ran track, played football, and boxed. He was an Army Ranger and a Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Professionally, Roy worked all aspects of the Forging Industry. Outside of work, Roy’s love for music was well known. It was also rumored that he regularly cheated at cards, but those allegations were only ever levied by those who lost to him and were never proven. Of one thing you could be sure: Roy gave his best at everything he did. He was one of the most genuine people you could meet. And you always knew where you stood with him. He regularly went out of his way for those he loved or cared about. In this way, he became for his family, friends, and acquaintances, someone worthy of emulation. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for us. My Love, Dad, Grandpa, Greatgrandpa, brother, uncle, my friend, you made a great and positive impact on this world. The world is better because of you, but will take all of us to fill the gap you left. You will forever be missed. A memorial service will be held at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Monroe, NC on February 1, 2020 at 1pm.

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Bill Heidenescher

January 29, 2020

My brother Roy was the one who took the most interest in me when I picked up my first guitar. He was a big help when I needed help with a song or compiling music for a CD. I will never forget the night we were in Cloverdale and if memory serves me correctly mom had locked us out of the house so we went to a house that was being renovated and were spending the night in the car in the driveway. At some time in the night I woke up and Roy was gone. We found him with his arms wrapped around the stove in the house. I will miss him terribly. He was my brother and I am proud to say I knew him . He will always be with me.

Lucille Stoner

January 29, 2020

I met Roy and Frankie playing music at Trulls Place. Love to hear him sing Long Black Veil. He was always the nicest person. Lisa Bowers loved to hear him and Frankie sing their funny songs. He was always good to everyone. God bless you Frankie and your family. I know he will be missed. Roy thanks for the great music we all enjoyed so much. RIP

Kim Catoe

January 29, 2020

Oh how I loved my Roy Boy. Me, him, and Kent shared a many of laughes together, can't believe you are gone. I know you are with the Angel's now, and we will see each other again

Bob Cauley

January 29, 2020

God bless you Roy! Always enjoyed sharing a laugh and a good joke with you. I will greatly miss your smiling face and your singing.
My condolences and prayers to you Frankie and your family.

Happy Trails to you Roy - until we meet again!
Bob

Greg Price

January 29, 2020

I know my Dad has enjoyed the past few days catching up with this sweet man in Heaven. May God's comforting Grace shine brightly in the hearts of all Mr. Roy's family and friends.

sissy starnes

January 27, 2020

ROY WAS MY BUDDY , FRIEND LIKE FAMILY TO ME & DONNIE WE WILL MISS DEARLY I LOVED TO HEAR HIM SING PLAY THE GUITAR& JUST TALK TO HIM HE WAS FUNNY I BET HE IS HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH GRANDMA. ROY WE MISS YOU ALREADY TELL EVERYONE HELLO . I BET YOU & DEWEY HOBBS ARE SINGING TOGETHER. TO FRANKIE & THE BOYS YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS WE LOVE YOU ROY WAS THE BEST.
LOVE YOU ALL SISSY & DONNIE STARNES

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY