Roy Elmer Bristol Jr., 87, of Springfield, Tenn., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, in his home.
Roy was born May 22, 1927, in Sandusky to the late Roy Elmer and Cordelia Luteman Bristol Sr.
He worked as a manager at AOSmith, was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served 34 years, was a member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and was a past member of the Power Squadron of Sandusky.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Delta Theta Sigma fraternity and member of the National Grange. Roy will always be a “Buckeye.” Roy was also the National Chief of the YMCA Indian Guides and the founder of the Indian Guide Museum in Bartlesville, Okla., where he worked with all the Indian tribes to set up the museum.
In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brothers, Randolph Bristol and Rex Bristol; and his sister, Rose Christopher.
He is survived by his wife, Antoinette Schmitt Bristol; sons, Roy Elmer Bristol III of Powder Springs, Ga., Ron Eric Bristol of Austin, Texas, Rob Elliott (Roxanne) Bristol of Marietta, Ga., Rich Ellis-Anoty (Sue) Bristol of Lone Tree, Colo., and Dr. Reagan Evan Albert (Marybeth) Bristol of Sandusky; brother, Roger (Joyce) Bristol of Georgetown, Texas; sisters, Ryllis (Richard) Ellis of Huron, Reta (James) Stark of Norwalk and Rachel (Robert) Sculac of North Olmsted, Ohio; grandchildren, Dawn Bristol, Anne Staelens, Ryan Bristol, Samantha Bristol, Sean Bristol, Lt. Jack Bristol and Renee Bristol; great-grandchildren, Lawrence Staelens V and Liana Staelens; and many loving nieces and nephews and loving neighbors.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, Tenn. Visitation with the family will be from 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home until the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Walden’s Puddle or to the Ascension Lutheran Church and may be sent c/o Austin & Bell.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.