Roy Lee Brunk

Roy Lee Brunk


Roy Lee Brunk, 87, Emerson, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Roy was born on May 23, 1932 in Hannibal, to William August and Mary Sue Bowles Brunk. He married Velma Mann on Sept. 26, 1956, in Philadelphia, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include his seven children, Phyllis Elaine Givan (Matthew), Galesburg, Ill.; Bruce Brunk (Kelly), LaGrange, Mo.; Karen Hams (Bill), Hannibal; Beverly Yagyagan (Ernie), Philadelphia; Ronald Brunk, Philadelphia; Chris Brunk (Lori), St. Louis, Mo.; and Lisa Carlson, Hannibal; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents.

After graduating high school, Roy went on to enlist in the United States Army in 1953. He proudly served his country as a corporal during the Korean Conflict.

Roy  worked for both Motorola and Electric Wheel in Quincy, Ill., over the years, but also enjoyed farming. During his retirement Roy stayed active  working as a security guard for Continental Cement Company.

In his free time Roy enjoyed gardening and being on the family farm.  Most of all Roy simply cherished the moments he shared with his family and friends.

Roy was a member of Emerson Baptist Church in Emerson.

A private graveside service with full military rites by American Legion Post #174, Boots-Dickson, will be held at Emerson Community Cemetery on Tuesday, May 19. Reverend Jeff Voepel will officiate.

The family is being served by the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. 

Memorials may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice or The Gardens at Beth Haven.

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