Roy Lee Tester

Published 9:46 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

Roy Lee Tester, 71, of Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at his residence. Roy was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., to the late James Clyde Tester and Elva Irlene Dugger Tester. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Branch and Debbie Stout; one brother, James Michael Tester; and one grandson, Tyler Bowers.
Roy had worked as a Class AA Machinist and was of the Baptist faith. He was a United States Army veteran.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 32 years, Floye Rose Tester, of the home; a stepdaughter, Wanda Rouse and husband Freddie, Bristol, Va.; a stepson, Jamie Bowers, also of Bristol, Va.; three granddaughters, Angela Menchaca, Kelly Fairchild and Heather Pope; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Burt Tester and wife Donna, Elizabethton, Fred Tester and wife Paula, Jonesborough, and Robert Tester and wife Gracie, Hampton; and three sisters, Linda Tester, Norma Harrison and Rose Branch, all of Elizabethton.
A graveside service to honor the life of Roy Lee Tester will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. John Stevens officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Tester, Jamie Bowers, Fred Tester and Burt Tester. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 1:45 p.m. Friday to go in procession. Those who prefer memorials may make donations to the charity of your choice, in honor of Roy. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Tester family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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