Roy Lee Vandiver, son of the late William Robert Vandiver and Retha Matilda Shelcatt Vandiver, was born on Sept. 2, 1913, at New Madrid and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the age of 90.
Mr. Vandiver was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had farmed in the Bernie area and was a resident of Malden.
He was united in marriage to Alma Lee Taylor on July 17, 1937, at Cardville.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Lee Vandiver of Dexter; one son, Don Vandiver of Bushnell, Ill.; four daughters, Retha Clark of Marion, Ky., Jean Balsmeier of Hollister, Martha Kajdzik of Kent, Wash., and Alice Warren of Granite City, Ill.; one sister, Maude Duncan of St. Louis; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Tom Vandiver, William Earl Vandiver and Ronnie Vandiver; three brothers, Orvil Vandiver, James Vandiver and Ernest Vandiver.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.