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Roy Westley DeGrange Sr.

December 11, 1958 ~ October 22, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Obituary

Roy Westley DeGrange Sr. “Big Roy”, 63, of Middletown, gained his angel wings on October 22, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital, due to complications from a three year battle
with Melanoma.

Born in Frederick, Maryland on December 11, 1958, he was the son of Floydie Lee and Helen Marie DeGrange of Urbana.

Big Roy, with his contagious smile, enjoyed hunting, going to concerts with his wife, coaching his boys in baseball as kids, watching the Orioles and Nats, rooting for the Ravens,
and talking your ear off. You couldn’t go anywhere with him without him having to stop and talk to twenty different people. In his youth he enjoyed playing baseball, volleyball, softball, and
briefly for the Frederick Falcons.

When younger he worked for Watson’s Ice Plant and TAMKO roofing products. His true passion, however, was being in business for himself. He was the proud owner of Watson’s Carry-out and Roy’s Concessions where he enjoyed serving the public delicious food.

Roy liked to think he first met his wife in the nursery at Frederick Health. He and Carol would be reconnected at age 16 and start dating. They were perfect for each other and would eventually be married for 45 years.

Surviving are his wife Carol DeGrange, son Roy DeGrange Jr. and wife Emilie, brother Jerry DeGrange, sisters Becky DeGrange and fiance’ Larry Remsburg, Susan Murray and boyfriend Richard Coffman, brother-in-laws Bill and Dennis Watson, and his favorite out of all of us, his granddog Artie. He is also survived by numerous nephews nieces, cousins, in-laws, and friends. He loved his family and friends and will be missed by all.

He was predeceased and now lovingly reunited with his parents and his son Ryan Matthew DeGrange.

Friends can visit from 3 to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Friday, October 28th at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm only.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 29th at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. Family would like to mention the excellent care Roy received by Zachary Butt, CRNP at Middletown Valley Family Medicine. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or Melanoma Research Foundation.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Roy Westley DeGrange Sr., please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
October 28, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Donald B Thompson
31 E Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

Visitation
Friday
October 28, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donald B Thompson
31 E Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Donald B Thompson
31 E Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
October 29, 2022

Mt Olivet Cemetery
515 S Market Street
Frederick, MD 21702

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