ROYCE SHAMEL

Royce Shamel of Vassar, formerly of Millington, age 78, passed from our world into God’s Kingdom early Tuesday morning January 29, 2019.
Royce was born on November 7, 1940, in Millington, and was the son of the late G. Roy and Ida (Manwaring) Shamel. Royce grew up in Millington and graduated from Millington High School. Royce served his country in the United States Army. After the Army; Royce returned home and became a truck driver and retired as a career driver for various trucking companies. On April 8, 1972, Royce married Sandra Eremia, and together they have celebrated 46 years of marriage. Royce and Sandra were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church where Royce was very active in the choir, singing for Sundays, holidays, weddings, and funerals.
Royce leaves his wife, Sandra; brother, George (Edith) Shamel; sister, Donna Dean, and his sisters-in-law: Phyllis Shamel and Mary Rezler. He leaves also his extended family: Bettyann Steadman, Jacqui (Mike) Mandich, Bill (Lynette) Eremia, Mike Eremia (Mary Flannery), Mary Ralston, Janet Eremia, and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Besides his parents, Royce is also preceded in death by brothers: Ronald (Tuffy), Albert, and Wayne, sisters: Betty and Beatrice, brother-in-law, Alden Dean, in-laws: John and Helen Eremia: brother-in-law, Earl Steadman, and brothers: Robert Eremia, and Bruce Eremia.
The family has honored Royce’s request and cremation has taken place. The Shamel family will receive friends at the St. Paul Lutheran Church beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019. There will be a celebration of Royce’s life also on Saturday, February 9, 2019, beginning at 11 a.m. Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington has been assisting with the arrangements. Memorial Gits of remembrance can be directed to the family. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory or light a candle at hanlinfuneralhome.com.

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