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“Roy was a great man. He was a great ambassador for the town of Bremen. He will be missed. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Grant Sharp - Greenvi8lle, KY

“Reba, I am so sorry I wasn't at Roy's visitation and service. I didn't get online and only found out when Linda text'd me.I am so very sorry for...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Charlet Daniels-Tindle - Calhoun, KY

“Hallelujah he's with Jesus ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Dorothy Koedyker - FL

“I will always remember Roy and the summers I spent at my grandpaarents home in Bremen (Tip and Anabel Brown) and what a joy it was to visit Shaver's...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Melayna Brown Tinsley - KY

“Roy you will be so sadly missed we love you more than words can say. But you are in heaven and not hurting anymore. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lindsay phelps - Beaver Dam, KY

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Roy from way back in the late and on. I serviced his store with RC Cola products and then later on I...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bernie Sallee - EVANSVILLE, IN


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BREMEN – Roy Allen Shaver, 96, of Bremen, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. He was born November 3, 1923, in Muhlenberg County, to Halbert and Thelma Shaver. Roy relished his years living in Bremen.

A graduate of Bremen High School, where he developed a love of sports and played basketball, Roy promoted the community and school events. Roy refereed basketball and served as interim high school coach. He was Bremen's first mayor and served as Sunday School superintendent at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Roy was a U.S. Army veteran, where his service took him to Europe and the Philippines during World War II.

Married to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jo Whitaker, they lived briefly in Detroit. They returned to Bremen and operated Shaver's Store from 1946 to 1998. In the 1970's, they started Bremen Florist adjacent to the store.

Roy's devotion to Bremen and to Bethlehem Baptist Church led to fiscal improvements, locating a local bank, establishing a community center, having holiday decorations and a parade, and other improvements.

Roy served as Bremen School PTA president, Lions Club president, and was a member of Masonic Lodge and Gideons International. He was also a door greeter at Tucker Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Halbert and Thelma Shaver; first wife, Barbara Jo Shaver; and sister, Mary Ruth Vincent.

In 1982, Reba Wood and Roy were married in Bremen, beginning a life together of nurturing and caring for each other.

He is survived by his wife, Reba Ann Wood Shaver; daughter Kathy (Bill) Loney of Henderson; son Perry Shaver of Newburgh, IN; grandsons John (Amanda) Shaver of Evansville, Joseph (Micah) Loney of Bowling Green, and Billy Loney of Bowling Green; great-grandchildren Jacob Shaver, Wesley Shaver, Reagan Shaver, Holly Shaver, Gracie Shaver, and Hazel Barbara Loney; sister Marlene Wilkins; brother-in-law Bedford Vincent; step-children Cindy, Kathy, Jimmy, and Debbie; 9 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 11:00AM at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City and Saturday after 9:00AM at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.