Roy McDonald Napier

July 3, 1935October 11, 2021

Roy McDonald Napier, 86, of Waynesboro passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, October 11, 2021.

He was born in Nellysford on July 3, 1935, a son of the late Sir Cashus and Lillie (Puckett) Napier.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army, retired from E.I. Dupont in 1997 after 32 years years of service, was a member of Glovier Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active in the United Methodist Men, the church choir and the Joy Class.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Napier Reed and a brother, Massie Lee Napier.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Claytor) Napier; daughters, Tina (Napier) Dorsey and husband, Tim, Ginger (Napier) Elliott and husband, Jimmy; son, Kevin Scott Napier; grandchildren, Zachary and Rachel Eubank, Chasity, Lindsay and Whitney Elliott; brothers, Frank Napier and wife, Pat, Norman Napier and wife, Marie of Nellysford; sister-in-law, Charisse Hughes and husband, Rick of Waynesboro, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Glovier Memorial United Methodist Church, 688 Highland Ave., Waynesboro with the Rev. Janet Knott officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the church.

The family wishes to express a big thank you to the Augusta Health Hospice Staff, especially Lauren Gochenour for her compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Glovier Memorial United Methodist Church, 688 Highland Ave, Waynesboro, Va. 22980.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please practice social distancing and wear a face mask.

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    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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    Thursday, October 14, 2021


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Phyllis McGann Colvin

October 14, 2021

Nancy, Frank, Norman and all the Napier family, The Napiers and McGanns all grew up together and seemed to be an extension of each other's family. We all knew him as Rizz and later heard his nickname was Tex. We are sending love and praying God will lift you up and give you all strength until you meet again. God is in control and may He bless your days. Love Phyllis and the McGann family.

Ethel "Susie" McCutcheon Henderson

October 13, 2021

I worked with Roy at Blue Ridge Wholesale Grocery before he went to DuPont. I went to work at DuPont later & would just see him occasionally. He was a really nice guy. His whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sylvia Breeden

October 13, 2021

I know how you must feel . For not to long ago, I was feeling the same. My Heart goes out to you and the family. I pray you will hold onto all the great memories you have with him . May God wrap you in his arms and get you through this very difficult time. If I can be of any help , please call me. Love you.

Shirley Moulton

October 13, 2021

Tex, was a true Southern gentleman who had a great sense of humor and a laugh I will always remember, my love to Nancy and the girls.
Blessed Be.

Paulette Furr

October 13, 2021

How sorry I am for your loss of Roy. Although I never met him, I enjoyed our chats when I would call to tell you Longaberger was on the way. I pray for comfort and strength for you and your family as you face this difficult time and the days ahead. May God Bless.

Virginia PhillipsSmith

October 12, 2021

I knew Roy Napier through a good friend. Since I am from Nellysford and knew many people he knew, we talked about our families. I knew he was a principled person with ambition, as well as kind and caring. I wanted to talk with him in the last 70 years, but missed opportunities. Prayers and love for family.