Roy Povey – August 4, 2014

Lakeville: August 4th, 2014 suddenly at age 76 years. Survived by his wife Valerie, children: Graham, Leigh (Brad) Marshall, grandchildren: Jack, Colby, Tyler Marshall all of Livonia; sister-in-law Jean Swann of Geneseo, and many relatives in England. Predeceased by brother George Povey of England.

Roy was born in 1938 in Dagenham, England and served in the Royal Air Force. Roy and family immigrated to Livonia in 1975. He worked as a mechanic at General Motors and retired to Conesus Lake in 2000. He enjoyed sailing, snorkeling, tennis, NY Yankees, English Football, and most of all his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Special thanks to all first responders and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, especially Investigator Josh Monster. Private service to be held at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers to Open Door Mission. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:


5 thoughts on “Roy Povey – August 4, 2014

  1. Sorry to hear of Roy’s death. I met Roy through tennis and found him to be not only a very able player but a gentleman.
    My condolence to his family.

  2. We are sorry to be late sending this, but we just learned of Roy’s passing today. We always looked forward to seeing Roy and Val at Jo Kirk’s fall picnics as they were regulars. We will always remember Roy’s animated conversations and mourn his loss. Condolences to Val and the rest of the family.

    Carolyn and Dave Meisel

  3. The Family of Roy. So very sorry at the loss of a father, a grandfather, a husband and friend. I came across Roy to late to help him. His passing was very peaceful in a place he loved. The overwhelming help that arrived so quickly is a testament to our community and neighbors. Please feel free to contact me if you choose. Blessings to all of his family during this difficult time.

  4. Graham and Family. So very sorry for your lost. I was on there and tried to help. Sorry that Graham had to witness that day. God Bless, Neighbor, Jim Blum.

  5. My name is Richard Piccirilli and I played tennis with Roy many, many times at Helga’s in Leicester. We enjoyed being partners. He was consistently a good player and he was always a gentleman on the court. I admired his ability and his dedication to the game. He will be missed.

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