Herbert Cecil Royal, Sr., age 90, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Accordius Health at Wilkesboro.

Mr. Royal was born December 25, 1929 in Wilkes County to Richard Joseph and Minnie Shepherd Royal. He loved the Lord, enjoyed life and loved to spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita Jean Roten Royal; daughter, Julie Elizabeth Royal Villegas; five brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are his son, Cecil Royal, Jr. and spouse Anna of North Wilkesboro; daughters, Joan G. Royal, Celia Greene and spouse Archie, Elsa Swahn all of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Austin Royal, Bradley Villegas, Dale Shepherd all of North Wilkesboro, Jesse Hall of Millers Creek, Melissa Hall of North Wilkesboro, Rita Berk of Colorado; five great grandchildren; many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Piney Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Cecil Royal, Jr. and Pastor Jim Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Old Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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