Henry Royce McNeal
1940 — 2021
Rev. Henry Royce McNeal (aka Big Dawg), 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Watkinsville, Georgia on November 18, 2021. Royce was born on September 10, 1940, and he was proceeded in death by his parents, Reverend Thomas and Nadine Crane McNeal, and his sister, Nancy McNeal Brown. Royce graduated from Gainesville High School in 1958. He earned degrees from Truett-McConnell, Shorter University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1960 Royce married his longtime childhood love, Willene Tanner. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in August of 2021. Royce had a long and fulfilling career in church ministry working with Youth, Senior Adults, and...