Allen Roy was born on Nov. 25, 1948, in Meshoppen, a son of Francelia Burlington Neiley and the late Allen Roy Neiley, Jr. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in the Class of 1966. He then attended Williamsport Area Community College, graduating with a degree in auto mechanics and welding. During college he began working for Taylor McCarty and Sons GM dealership in Wyalusing. After college, he remained with the dealership. Taylor McCarty was sold to Williams Auto Group, which later became Sherwood Groves, and at this time he then went to work at Moore’s Auto and RV Sales, from which he retired in 2011 as a Certified Master Chevrolet Technician. He met and married the former Norene Donahue of Endicott, NY on Feb. 29, 1992, having celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.
Allen Roy was a charter member of the Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. He was a member of the North Woods Camp and a member of the NRA. He was a member of Elks Lodge 869, Lyons, NY. An avid hunter, he especially liked hunting turkey and deer.
He also enjoyed restoring two cylinder John Deere tractors, of which he had a few, and he also collected scale model John Deere tractors.
He was very involved with his family genealogy. He loved spending time with his family and his many cats.
Surviving are his spouse, Norene at home; daughter, Bridget and Joseph Bowers of Midwest City, OK; step-daughter, Janice and Michael Noel of Tampa, FL; mother, Francelia Neiley of East Herrick; brothers, Jim and Mary Neiley of East Herrick, John and Teresa Neiley of Camptown; sisters, Lyndel and Russell O’Neal of East Herrick, Cheryl Heiser of Royersford; granddaughter, Meghan Bowers of Midwest City, OK.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. William L. Westbrook, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.
Friends called on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.