Milford Roysden, age 79 of Oneida, TN passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born In Oneida, TN on February 19, 1942, he was the son of the late Dewey and Delta Terry Roysden.
Milford was a member of West Oneida Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and talked about Jesus to anyone who would listen to his testimony. He wanted everyone to know the Lord.
He was a retired carpenter by trade and had held many jobs throughout his life. He had been a night watchman, a coal miner, a dump truck driver, worked in a sawmill, worked for the railroad, and he logged. He was probably best known as a carpet installer for Hughett’s Carpet Sales for many years. Milford loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren He has a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was a huge practical joker and loved nothing better than to get one over on his nephews and close friends. His laugh was contagious, and he was a big kid at heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Lawrence Roysdon, and one sister Cloia Jean Lunsford.
Milford is survived by his wife Drucilla; son, Wayne Roysden and wife Sheila of Oneida; daughter, Jayne Roysden and Charles Ross of Oneida; stepson, Dennie Neal and wife Lesley; and stepdaughter Missy Foster; grandchildren; Dustin, Hallie, and Cody; step-grandchildren; Whitney, Kailey, Allie, Delaney, Rilee, and Gracie; 14 great grandchildren; one aunt; Irene Davidson of St Louis MO, brothers; Herbert and Delsey Lee Roysdon of Oneida, Raymond Roysdon and Christine of Helenwood, and sister; Novella and Robert Smith of Oneida; special friends Wilma King, and Roy Jeffers; and many other relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the Roysden family on Monday, August 23, 2021, from 5 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Stephens and Kris Byrd officiating. Music will be provided by Steve and Mary Hamby.
Committal service will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery in Oneida. Pallbearers will be Trevor Smith, David Smith, Jimmy Roysdon, Billy Hammock, Roy Jeffers, Wayne Seabolt, and honorary pallbearer will be Daniel Smith
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