MATTOON -- Roy Ralph Nay, age 69 of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 10:27 A.M., Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Mattoon Health Care.

A graveside service for close friends and family will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, February 16, 2018, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Born on January 27, 1949 in Mattoon, IL, Roy was the son of Clifford and Adelma (Sheperd) Nay. He is survived by his siblings; three brothers, Larry Strader and wife Carol of Virginia, Len Nay and wife Patty of Mattoon, IL, Chris Nay and wife Lucy of Mattoon, IL; one sister, Suellen Burns of Mattoon, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Roy is preceded in death by his parents and two nieces.

Born with Cerebral Palsy, Roy was not expected to live past the age of five; however, with the love and care from his devoted family, Roy beat the odds and lived his life with a smile on his face. He was known to be a little ornery and mischievous at times but could brighten up one’s day with his optimism and cheerfulness. In his free time, he mastered the art of puzzles and playing cards while using his feet. Roy made an everlasting impact on all those who knew him and his good spirited nature will live through them.

Memorials in Roy’s honor may be made to the Apostolic Center Church, 205 Country Club Road, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with his family.

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