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Royce Weldon Espey, Sr.

April 18, 1937 - June 20, 2018

Royce Weldon Espey, Sr. age 81 of Halifax, passed away at his home on June 20, 2018.

He was born on April 18, 1937 to the late J.Z. and Zelma Espey in Dyersburg, TN.  Mr. Espey graduated from University of Tennessee earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering. Following college, he served his country with the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.  He worked as a planning engineer for the Soil Conservation Service. Mr. Espey enjoyed farming, gardening and working in his flowers.

Other than his mother and father he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Espey.

Royce is survived by his three sons, Royce W. Espey Jr. and his wife Terri of Fuquay Varina, Gary G. Espey of Wake Forest and James L.  Espey and his wife Debbie of Lexington Park, MD; two sisters, Sue Tinkle and Geraldine Binkley and her husband Billy all of Dyer County, TN; sister-in-law, Althea Espey of Baton Rouge, LA; three granddaughters, Rachel Harrell and her husband Andy of Apex, Crystal Espey of Garner, Haleigh Espey of Lexington Park, MD; grandson, James Royce Espey of Lexington Park, MD, and great-granddaughter Sadie Harrell of Apex.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service may be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Espey.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Espey family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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