Roy Kenneth Dement, of Normandy, a retired construction company owner, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home after an extended illness.
A native of Bedford County, he was born July 7, 1926, the son of the late Arthur Jackson and Roma Bramblett Dement. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and had many interests.
He was a long-time private pilot, former member of the "Tullahoma Bunch" flying group and the Civil Air Patrol. He also was a former member of the board of directors of the Bedford County Farm Bureau and was a lifelong member of the Normandy Presbyterian Church.
* addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David A. Dement, and a sister, Polly Dement Oettinger.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Means Dement; three daughters, Kathleen Gann, Mary (Mike) Nadeau and Eileen (Louis) Day; six grandchildren, Carey Brown, Lauren Gann, Sara Mische, Celeste Everett, Eric Hurd and Harrison Day; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Dement, and several nephews and cousins.
A private family visitation was held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 12 noon at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace with Rev. Monnie Caine officiating.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11th at Normandy Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Normandy Presbyterian Church or the American Farmland Trust.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.