A gathering of remembrance for Richard Allen Royal, 60, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory. The Rev. Jody Ham will officiate.
A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Richard was born to the late Homer Royal and Lillie Faye (Hinshaw) Royal, Aug. 29, 1957, at Ardmore. Growing up he attended school at Dickson and had lived in this area all of his life. He and Edna Ruth Hughes were married at Dickson June 27, 1982.
In the construction business for over 30 years, Richard worked for Fenix Constructors, Inc., for five years and then joined Kornhaas Construction, where he worked for the next 26 years and was a foreman when he medically retired.
In his leisure time Richard enjoyed going to the dirt track and watching OU football, but the time he cherished the most was that spent with his wonderful grandchildren. They were the pride and joy of his life.
Following a valiant struggle with his illness, Richard passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his Ardmore residence.  
Richard will be missed, but not forgotten by his surviving family members, including his wife of 35 years, Edna Royal; son, Scott Hunley and wife, Sally; daughter, Brandy Windham and husband, Joe; son, Cody Royal and wife, Amber; sisters, Sue Suggs and Kathy Davis and husband, Mond; sisters-in-law, Joyce Royal, Connie Royal, Lawana Brake and husband, Tim, Theresa Richards and husband, Gary; mother-in-law, Peggy Hughes Walker; grandchildren, Savannah, Sierra and Samarah Hunley; Caston and Kenzie Royal; and Bristol, J.D., Amanda and Savanah Windham; great-grandchildren, Skylie and Kambria Windham; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by brothers, Gary Don Royal, Bennie Royal and Jimmy Royal Sr.; a sister, Venita Royal; and father-in-law, Troy D. Hughes.
Honorary bearers include Blake Carroll, Dan Blanton, John Walter Eades, Darrell Vaughn, Rick Johnson, Keith Willis and Kyle Willis.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory will provide Cremation-With-Care. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.