At 7 a.m. on May 20 in Sevierville, TN, accompanied by the song birds just outside his window, Roy Sneed Nevils Jr. breathed his last breath.
Roy received his bachelor's degree in physics from Carson Newman University and worked for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He later attended the University of Tennessee where he received his doctorate in clinical psychology. He was a practicing clinical psychologist for 40 years. He was currently working with Health Star Physicians in Morristown.
Coming from a musical family, he loved to singing tenor in the St. Joseph's Episcopal Choir. At St. Joseph's, Roy found a spiritual home where he was a vestry member and participated in many aspects of the church ministry.
Roy loved nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed sharing that love through his wildflower photography, trail maintenance of "The Old Settlers Trail," and teaching his grandchildren about the flowers and bird songs of the Great Smoky Mountains.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Thomas Nevils and Nita Thacker.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joanne Mercer Nevils; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jason Harris of Charleston, SC; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Gladys and Fred Lawing of Cary, NC, Vivian Nevils Neely of Crossville and Mary Nevils Reed of Ortonville, MI; and two grandchildren, Freddy and Fiona Harris.
Published on May 28, 2019