Remembering Roy Windham

Allen ‘Roy’ Windham, 82, of Purcellville, Virginia, passed away on Monday Dec. 21, 2020 with his loving wife and daughter at his side after losing his battle with cancer. 

Windham’s life began on June 29, 1938, in Jonesboro, Texas, when Henry Thomas and Edna Merle Humes Windham gave birth to twin boys, Thomas Ray and Allen Roy Windham, brothers that shared the special bond of brotherhood and friendship that only twins can know. 

His childhood was also spent with adored big sister Gail and beloved younger brother Jerry. Windham attended Hamilton, TX public schools and graduated from Hamilton High School. As a young man he served in the US Army, along with his twin, stationed in beautiful Alaska which he loved. 

He went on to work as an executive at the Xerox Corporation for over 35 years after which he retired. He was a dedicated husband to his beloved wife Susie of 50 years.  He was a hero and best friend to his daughter. He was a loving brother, son and uncle who was very proud of his siblings’ and their children’s accomplishments in career and family. 

He was a good friend to many, and loved his town and those in it. He was honest, loyal and cared for others, as well as animals. He enjoyed working on and bringing life back into old cars, driving his 1935 Ford to his weekend car club shows, and spending time at the town service station with friends. He could fix and build just about anything.  He is loved, and will be missed beyond words.

Windham joins his parents Henry and Merle, twin brother Tom, niece Johanna, and precious daughter Kammie in Heaven.

He is survived by his wife Susie Parnell Windham and their dog Pearl of Purcellville, and daughter Michelina Windham of Leesburg; brother Jerry Windham and his wife, Pat, of College Station, Texas; sister Gail Windham of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; sister-in-law Maria Windham of Fort Worth, Texas; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces and cousins. 

A private service was held on Friday Jan. 8, at the Purcellville Baptist Church.

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