Somerset, KY Obituaries. Preserving Their Memory.

Ertis Roy

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 1:30 P.M.

Ertis Roy met his Savior face to face on May 17, 2024. Ertis was born to Minnie and Belonia Kisee
Roy in Russell County, KY, in 1931, His family later moved to the area of Ingle, KY, where Ertis spent 18 years of his life before joining the United States Air Force during the Korean War, While in the military, he received the rank of Sargent. After leaving the military, he joined the United States
Merchant Marines and served on the Great Lakes for 18 years where he was Deck Engineer.
In 1968 Ertis married Fay Munsey and they were wonderfully blessed with a son, Andrew Roy, who
survives. Ertis is also survived by his wife of 55 years and one brother, Oval Roy. Those of his family who predeceased him are his parents and eight siblings: Ronald, Gene, Arlis, Gary, Larry, Gladis
Butcher Wilson, Feryn Weddle Durham, and Ovalene Whittle. Also surviving are many nieces and
nephews, cousins, and many good friends.
Ertis was a Deacon Emeritus at Beacon Hill Baptist Church. He loved attending the Praise Class at his
church. Some of his last words were “Thank you, God, for saving me”.
He was a member of the Mintonville Masonic Lodge for over 50 years where he served one year as the Master Mason and several times as their chaplain. He was also a Third-second Degree Shriner.
Ertis loved God, family, and country. He was recognized with a certificate on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War for his, dedication, and sacrifices during his distinguished service as a member of the
United States Air Force. At the age of 84 he was chosen to be a member of the Honor Flight of
Kentucky, flying to Washington, D.C., and visiting all of the war monuments. He had many colorful
stories to tell about his time in the military.
For 21 years was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and retired from this job at age 78.
He loved fanning, caring for his cattle and sheep.
Ertis loved to travel and had visited the 48 united states plus Alaska and Hawaii. He loved his God-given life and those who knew him well experienced some of the love just from being around him. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 11:30am in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1:30pm with Bro. Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Mill Springs National Cemetery.
Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Honor Guard Post #38.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ertis Roy.

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