Rocky Royal

October 15, 1937 - November 1, 2009
Rocky Royal

Rocky Deams Royal, 72, of Wilmington died Sunday November 1, 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center from complications of a heart attack.

Rocky was born in Warsaw, NC October 15, 1937 the son of the late Deams and Ethel Kivett Royal. He was a retired tool and die maker, member of Wilmington Lodge 319 AF & AM and a member of the Whitey’s round table.

Survivors include his daughter Lisa Royal of Charlotte; brother Kimball “Kim” Royal of Mobile, AL.; sister Jewel R. Hansen of Wilmington; and his special devoted friend Gayle English of Willard.

The family will see friends 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M Tuesday November 3, 2009 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please share memories and condolences of Rocky by clicking on the “Sign Guest Book ” link above.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 03, 2009
    Charles and Phyllis Mahin says:
    Thinking of you this day. We cannot be with you but know we care !!! Sending a Memorial to Hospice in remembrance of your Dad. With Love, Charlie and P.A.

  • November 02, 2009
    MURLINE KING says:
    Rocky will be truly missed by his Gordon Rd. friends...

  • November 03, 2009
    Christa Dean says:
    What a sweet man...he will be missed! I love you!

  • November 03, 2009
    Jesse Mintz says:
    I would like to share my deepest condolences to the family on Rockies death. He was a great machinest, and Brother, at Wilmington Lodge 319. I sat with him some at our meetings, he was a good brother and mason. I always enjoyed talking with him in the lodge. I was very glad to had the chance to speak to him in the Texas Road House one evening, about a month ago,it was good to see him. If I remember, correctly, some of his handy work is still on display in the museum at Daytona Beach Speedway, with some of Hoss Ellingtton, illegal things on display.

  • November 03, 2009
    Stephanie says:
    My heart goes out to Rocky's friends and family. I was Rocky's nurse Saturday night at New Hanover,and even in his last hours of life I could tell how wonderful of a man he was. Mr. Rocky touched me in a special way and he will never be forgotten. I am glad he is in a place where he no longer has to suffer. And to Rocky's family may you take comfort in knowing that an Angel is watching over you. Peace, Prayers and Blessings.