Chester Roycroft, age 84, died Sunday morning at Duke Medical Center after a long illness. A Durham native, Chester was born August 6, 1920 to the late Robbie Lee and Ila Ross Roycroft.
A graduate of Durham High School, Chester served in the 15th Air Force during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Post Office for 38 years and was a long-time member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Chester is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Beverly Belvin Roycroft of Durham; his son, William Roycroft and wife, Linda, of Durham; two grandchildren, Laurie and Jessica Roycroft, also of Durham; his brother, R.L. Roycroft, Jr. and sister, Dorothy Moore, both of Durham. He was preceded in death by his son, George Belvin Roycroft; two brothers, Robert and Joe Roycroft; and one sister, Ila Mae Franklin.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 19, from St. Paul United Methodist Church. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service.
Burial in Maplewood Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704; or the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, DUMC, P.O. Box 3828, Durham, NC 27710.
Arrangements by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service