May 10, 2016
Date of Service: May 13, 2016
Interment Location: Dogwood Section
Roy Lee Tester, age 71, of Bristol, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his residence. Roy was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee 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 step daughter, Wanda Rouse and husband Freddie, of Bristol, VA; a step son, 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, of Elizabethton, Fred Tester and wife Paula, of Jonesborough and Robert Tester and wife Gracie, of Hampton; and three sisters, Linda Tester, Norma Harrison and Rose Branch, all of Elizabethton.
A graveside service to honor the life of Mr. Roy Lee Tester will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Friday, May 13, 2016 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 PM on 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,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Tester family, office, 423-542-2232, obituary line, 423-543-4917.