Roy Dean Novotny (1943-2018)

Roy Dean Novotny, 75, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 in St. John. He was born April 2, 1943 in Ellsworth to Wenslow and Marie (Voss) Novotny.
Roy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 185 in Bishop, Texas. After 26 years of service, Roy retired from the Navy. He then worked as a yard foreman for A&R Builders Mart.
Roy is survived by his son, Troy Novotny of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Tanya Gibbons of Summerville, S.C.; sisters, Betty Holmes, Marjorie Reed, and Dorothy Eisiminger all of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; 14 nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Wright; six brothers, Jim, Bill, Alfred, Richard, Jerry, and Dale; and a nephew.
Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood.
Memorial contributions can be made to Holyrood American Legion Post 200, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439
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