He came to Princeton from Messick High School in Memphis, where he was president of the senior class.
At Princeton Roy was secretary of the class, chair of the Keyceptor program, a Chapel deacon, and headwaiter of Commons. He majored in history and was a member of Cap and Gown. He roomed with Pete Bowman, Bill Rudd, Hewes Agnew, Bill Carruthers, Larry Jelsma, Richard Jelsma ’59, and Bob Bessire.
After graduation, he earned a master’s degree in history from Columbia University and a medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine. In 1979 Roy moved to Mobile to take a position as forensic pathologist. In 1987, as senior medical examiner, he helped establish the first certified office of the medical examiner in Mobile. Roy was also a professor at the University of South Alabama Medical School.
In addition to his legacy as a medical director, he leaves behind countless former students and colleagues who cherished his kindness, wisdom, and keen sense of humor. Roy loved dogs, reading, baloney, Heinekens, and watching football with his family. He detested broccoli.
Roy is survived by his wife, Carol; his sister, Dorothy; his stepdaughter, Lynn Waggoner; stepsons Henry Waggoner and his wife Thashia, and Daniel Waggoner and his wife Karen; and grandchildren Carley, Patrick, Nicholas, Olivia, and Elizabeth. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.