Passing of FFD Brother

July 31, 2014 Events  No comments

niner, rniner, rIt is with regret and deep sadness that we report the passing of Brother (Past Fire Chief) Roy Edward Niner.

He passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014 at his residence in Wake Forest, NC. He was the son of the late Henry Edward Niner and Eskey Miller Niner.

The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, NC on Monday August 4, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A private graveside service will be held afterwards.

Roy lived in Frostburg, MD for most of his life and moved to Wake Forest in 2012. He was a veteran of the US Army and a lifetime member of the Frostburg Fire Department and served as Fire Chief during part of his tenure. He also served several years as a deacon at Graceland Baptist Church in Shortgap, WV. He was a professional truck driver his entire career. Roy was skilled in carpentry and enjoyed building, creating, and repairing items in his beloved shop. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith Niner; children, Jane Ann Hutchinson (husband Thomas) of Millis, MA, Daniel Niner of Laurel, MD, and Emily Bellflower (husband Ben) of Wake Forest, NC;sisters, Betty Rackoczy of Bridgeport, PA, Evelyn Nickel and Vi Niner of Frostburg, MD; grandchildren, Emma, Ava, Austin, and Anna (due August 23rd); and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Niner.

A memorial service honoring his life will be held at LaVale Baptist Church in LaVale, MD on August 9th at 2:00 PM.niner, r

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