Albert Royce Nowell
June 19, 1928 – July 2, 2016
WENDELL – Albert Royce Nowell, 88, went to his eternal home on Saturday. He was born in Wake County to the late William Robert & Cora Chaplin Nowell. He was a devoted & loving husband, daddy, and Pa who will be missed so much. Royce was a humble man whose family meant everything to him. He was a life long member of Wendell Baptist Church where he was a deacon and very active in his Sunday School class while his health permitted. He was co-owner of Nowell Drug Store and later worked for King Drug Company, Central Mack Sales, and retired from Cardinal International Trucking. Royce loved gardening but his most special time was going to lunch with Ruth. He was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Nowell, Jr., Kathleen Nowell Griffin, & Elizabeth Nowell Tucker.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 69 years, Ruth Todd Nowell of the home, children, Kay Vann (Robin) of Boonville, NC, Connie Greene of Wendell, Al Nowell, Jr. (Margaret) of Wilson, grandchildren, Amos Greene (Kim), Elizabeth Vaughan (Clint), Ryan Vann (Shannon), Benjamin Vann (Mary Margaret), Mary Todd Mosely (Jon), Mary Allison Allen (Chester), Bert Nowell, Annie Nowell, & 12 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wendell Baptist Church for local missions.
Funeral service 2 pm, Tuesday, Wendell Baptist Church with visitation from 12:30 – 2 pm, prior to the service & other times at the home. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net