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Roy Thomas Heady
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Roy Thomas Heady, 95, died early Monday, September 25, 2017, at Lexington, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 69 years, his parents, and a sister, Olive Matthews. He leaves five children, four grandchildren, a great grandson, and a niece, Joan Kettlehut.
He was an engineer who loved music, singing, playing harmonica, and dancing. He was in Boy Scouts. He served on the vestry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Hazel Park, MI. He loved being outdoors, built two houses, and was always working on projects.
Born June 15, 1922, at North Bay, Ontario, Canada, of Gertrude Mabel Bywater Heady and Thomas Heady (deceased), he was baptized in St. John's Anglican Church at North Bay. He lived in Hamilton and Windsor, Ontario, before moving to Michigan. He graduated from Hazel Park High School (MI) in 1942. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-1945, then became a Naturalized U.S. citizen in 1947.
He married Doris Ann Marie Wright on March 10, 1947, at Holy Trinity Methodist Church at Highland Park, MI. They lived in Hazel Park, Warren, and Canadian Lakes, MI until moving to Lexington, KY in 2014. He graduated from Lawrence Institute of Technology (now Lawrence Technological University) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1949.
Surviving children are Raymond (Carol) Heady of Bellingham, WA; Karen Heady (Rod Smith) of Oskaloosa, KS; Allen (Terri) Heady of Honeydew, CA; Valerie Heady of Ft. Collins, CO; and Ronda (Craig) Carter of Lexington, KY. Grandchildren are Patricia Heady, Jamin Heady-Smith, April Heady-Smith Halling, and Jennifer Heady. Great grandson is Ryker Halling.
Memorial donations can be made to Lawrence Technological University, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Dept. c/o University Advancement, 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48075 in memory of Roy T. Heady. Online donations can be made at and check the "gift" box to give information in memory of Roy T. Heady. Care Cremation and Funeral Service are entrusted with final care.

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