Royce George Demaray Sr., 84

Royce George Demaray Sr., 84, of Fennville died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Paw Paw and went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on April 2, 1930 in Nashville, Mich. He was the son of Benjamin F. and Isador (Castaline) Demaray.
Royce lived in the Bravo area for most of his life. He retired from Holland Hitch after 22 years of service and then began work at Family Fare in Holland for three years.
Royce was very active and a longtime member of Bravo Community Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon.
Surviving is his loving wife of 65 years Cliffadena "Dena" of Fennville; children, Royce and Gayle Demaray Jr. of Fennville, George H. Demaray of Pullman and Bonnie and Randy Hare of Allegan; brother, Benjamin "Frank" and Shirlene Demaray Jr. of Potterville; sister Vivian Speck of Lansing; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Virginia McConnell.
Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., at Bravo Community Church with Rev. Mark Douglas officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 5, at Chappell Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bravo Community Church, 5587 113th Ave., Fennville, MI 49408.
An online registry book is available at


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