Arwood Royster

March 22, 2013

Arwood Royster, 74

Arwood “Woody” Royster, 74, of Lucasville, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1938, in Ross County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Martha Horsley Royster. Woody was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Northfolk and Southern as maintenance away. He also was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Carl Witt.

Arwood is survived by his wife, Gloria Dawn Riley Royster; two daughters, Renauta (Oran) Crabtree and Michelle Reese both of Lucasville, two sons, Arwood Dean (Missy) Royster of Sciotoville and Rick Royster of S.C.; five grandchildren, Matthew Keeney, Kyle Royster, Kert Royster, Samantha Reese and Garry Reese; two great grandchildren, three sisters, one brother and a special pet Chloe Royster.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the ADKINS-BRANT FUNERAL HOME in Portsmouth with Tim Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Batterson Cemetery with graveside military rites by the James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. The family will receive friends at Adkins-Brant from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com.