Born July 4, 1921, in Sikeston, son of the late Floyd Ollen and Flora Agnes Morrison Royal, he was a U.S. Army/Air Corps veteran, a banker and co-owner and real estate agent for Royal Realty of Southeast, Mo. He was a member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce and the United Methodist Church in Malden.
On Nov. 10, 1942, in Charleston, Mo., he married Eugenia Lee Adkison, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one brother; one granddaughter, Stephanie Paige Hess and a son-in-law, Ron Lloyd.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 28, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert McNabb officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.
Memorials may be made to the Malden United Methodist Church.