Mr. Roy Kenneth Dement of Normandy, a retired construction company owner, died Thursday, November 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 and former member of the “Tullahoma Bunch” flying group. He was also a former member of the board of directors of the Bedford County Farm Bureau and was lifelong member of the Normandy Presbyterian Church.
In 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 Muscha, Celeste Everett, Eric Hurd and Harrison Day; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Dement, and several nephews and cousins.
A private family visitation will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Daves-Culberson Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 12 noon at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace with Rev. Monnie Caine officiating. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Normandy Presbyterian Church in Normandy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Normandy Presbyterian Church or the American Farmland Trust.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.