William “Bill” L. Royce, Jr., 66, died peacefully at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Phoenixville, PA on May 29, 2021.
Bill was born in Pottstown, PA on April 28, 1955 to William L. Royce, Sr. and Joan (Becker) Royce. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Ricky Royce and Kimberly (Royce) Bill.
Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol (Quigley) Royce, as well as his children, Vanessa and Dylan Royce, his brother Michael Royce, Sr. (Suzanne), Gilbertsville, PA and sister Linda (Royce) Edleman, Hummelstown, PA. In addition, Bill leaves behind two grandsons, Timothy and Seamus Gilbert along with many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his dog, a Black Mouth Cur named Prue.
Bill was a beloved husband and father who was devoted to his family unconditionally. Anyone who knew him knew just how much he treasured those close to him. They, in turn, cherished his “Bill-isms” and selflessness, and shared his infectious passion for life.
Early in sobriety, Bill successfully established a landscaping business that evolved into an excavating business, Serenity Landscaping, Inc. He will be remembered as a hard-working man who built a successful company on the foundation of faith and hope.
Throughout his life, he valued family time as well as the solitude he found with his hobbies, fishing and hunting. In particular, Bill was committed to the growth and maturity of his two grandsons and derived great satisfaction sharing his love of the outdoors with them.
Bill will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was a proud member of A.A. for 33 years.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468. Out of respect for all of our guests, the family asks those that have not been vaccinated to wear a mask. Guests that have been vaccinated may forego a mask.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Holistic Hospice, 685 Kromer Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 140 Nutt Rd #5, Phoenixville, PA 19460 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.