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Roy Trucks

April 14, 1941 — December 25, 2023

Roy Edward Trucks, of Pinson, AL, peacefully passed away on December 25, 2023, at the age of 82. Roy was born on April 14, 1941, in a log cabin near Childersburg, AL. Roy was a loving husband and father who greatly impacted the lives of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, Ronda Sue Harris Trucks, with whom he shared over 60 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughters Suzanne "Ferdinand" Trucks Barber and David Barber, Gina "Gina Bugg" Leian Trucks, and Lori "Pookie" Trucks Huff and Kevin Huff, Sister Lillie Mae Sellers, Sister in law Sharon Harris Savola Mansell and Ed Mansell, Niece Jessica Savola Hutto and Nephew Joshua Savola, Granddaughter Kellie Thomas and grandpuppies Max and Maggie Huff, special cousin Wilma Edwards and a host of other beloved family members too numerous to name. Roy's memory will forever be cherished by his family and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

 

One of the most significant aspects of Roy's life was his loving and enduring marriage of over 60 years to his wife, Ronda Sue Harris Trucks. Their strong bond served as an inspiration to their daughters, who admired the strength and commitment their parents shared. Roy's love for his wife was evident to all who knew him. Another endearing quality that had a strong impact on his daughters was the love and care he had for his own parents and his wife's parents. Family was important to Roy and this was evident to those who knew and loved him.

 

Roy was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many. He was a humble man who enjoyed life's simple pleasures and one of his greatest pleasures was a bowl of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream. As a family man, he dedicated himself to his wife and three daughters, providing for them with unwavering love and support. He was reserved but also had a knack for storytelling and corny jokes that brought laughter to those around him. He even had special nicknames for his three daughters which he still called them even into adulthood. His daughters knew that a call to their parents' home was likely to be answered by their dad saying "Joe's Pool Hall". As a girl dad, Roy chose to join his wife and daughters in the Girl Scouts and made many happy memories. He even served on the board of directors for the former Cahaba Girl Scout Council. He always fondly recalled his days as an honorary Girl Scout and all of the fun memories that were made. He also had a knack for whistling and always had a tune in his head and would whistle all day while at work. He truly took the phrase "whistle while you work" to heart!

 

Roy was a self-employed businessman who worked tirelessly to ensure the well-being and success of his family. His skills and talent as an auto upholstery trimmer were renowned and he was very successful through his primary business Eastern Glass and Trim. People from all over the country would bring him their classic and antique cars to work on, as his skill and talent was highly sought after. His reputation among the classic car collectors community truly solidified his reputation in the industry. He took great pride in his work and was a bit of a perfectionist. No one else in the Southeast could do "tuck and roll" or convertible tops as well as he could during his prime! Later in life, after building his and his wife's dream home which was a log home, he started a secondary career selling log homes for Heritage Log Homes out of Gatlinburg, TN. Year after year, Roy was recognized as a top salesman for the company and had many satisfied customers. Roy's dedication to both his auto trimming craft and his strong work ethic and salesman skills left a lasting impression on those who knew him. He was a man of great integrity and his daughters learned the value of hard work and honesty by watching both of their parents succeed together in their self-employed ventures. While Roy was self-employed for over 50 years, his wife Sue worked alongside him, managing the front office while he handled the labor side of the business. Their youngest daughter Lori joined the family business during her high school years, followed by her husband Kevin, who was truly like the son Roy never had, and together they also worked side by side with him for 30 years.

 

Outside of work, Roy had a passion for Nascar and had amassed a mini Nascar museum in his home filled with memorabilia. He also enjoyed spending time in his yard, finding solace in the simple act of "pulling weeds" and filling his bird feeders. He also loved a good Western movie and doing endless word search puzzles. His retirement years were filled with these hobbies and brought him great joy. However, one of his greatest joys was the Christmas season and he was well known for his multiple Christmas trees that he decorated every single year. He never accepted help in decorating these trees as this was a sacred duty that he took solely upon himself. He would lovingly hand place every single ornament on the three trees that he would decorate each Christmas season. And these were no ordinary ornaments as they represented a lifetime of memories and meaningful stories. His daughters greatly anticipated the Christmas season each year and the delight they all shared in enjoying "daddy's trees"!

 

Roy's impact extended beyond his immediate family. He was always ready to selflessly help others and was known for his humility despite his success. His generosity and willingness to lend a hand left a lasting impression on those who crossed his path. Services to celebrate Roy's life will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL, on Friday, December 29. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM with service following in the chapel at 2:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow at Marvin's Chapel Cemetery in Pinson, AL.

Pallbearers will be David Barber, Tony Nicholson, Joshua Savola, Michael Hutto, Mike Vaughn, Steve Pearson, Sott Pearson, and Junior Owings.

During his lifetime, Roy truly loved and was well loved in return. We found this quote to be appropriate.

 

"Because in the end, the measure of a well-lived life is not titles or riches. It's not even measured by the people we please, especially at the cost of our own souls. No, the true measure of a well-lived life is how well we love...and how well we are loved in return."

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