Roy Glenn Erbschloe Jr.

January 11, 1952 - March 21, 2021
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Roy Glenn Erbschloe Jr., 69, of Venice, Florida, entered eternal rest on 21 March 2021, from pancreatic cancer.  He was born to parents Phyllis R Erbschloe and Roy G Erbschloe Sr., on 11 January 1952 in St Louis, Missouri.

He graduated from Montgomery County High School, Montgomery City, MO in 1970.  He went on to study Automotive Technology & Business Management at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri and graduated with Bachelors Degree.

Roy began his 40 year career in the automotive industry in Sales & Service for General Motors and   retired in 2017 from Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp as a Financial Services Manager.  He always said the best part of his job was all of the people he met and worked with.

He started his day reading the Bible.  Roy loved the time spent with his family (especially his 6 year old grandson Hunter) and so many wonderful friends.  He enjoyed fishing and boating on Smith Mt Lake, restoring his 1957 Chevy, car shows, listening to music, exploring and traveling the world, golf, pickle-ball, maintaining the house & yard, helping others, watching college football – especially Virginia Tech, eating and searching out new places to go out to eat and living life to the fullest with his wife.  He was up for a new adventure especially if someone else was organizing it.  In October 2020, Roy drove the 57 Chevy onto the Daytona Speedway for the Daytona Drive Experience.   It was an unexpected highlight of his life that took a labor of love, hard physical and mental work of many hours, days & years on that car to restore it to make it road worthy to drive on the most famous racetrack in the world.   He proudly walked away as the winner of “Best In Show”.  In that one weekend he made new friends and shared stories about cars, the importance of families and God.  He never let an opportunity go to waste without sharing his love of God.

Roy was a Vietnam Veteran.  He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1971 and was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks, North Dakota and Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He was honorably discharged in 1977.

Roy met Deborah (Anderson) in 1970, while in high school in a Debate & Speech class.  Their first date was the senior prom and he picked her up in the 1957 Chevy (the very same car that still sits in the garage today).  They were married in 1972 in Montgomery City, Missouri.  Together they raised 2 wonderful children: Scott Glenn Erbschloe and Amber Dawn Erbschloe.

Roy is survived by Deborah J Erbschloe, wife, Venice, FL, Scott G Erbschloe, son & Christine Erbschloe, daughter-in-law, Leicester, NC, Amber D Erbschloe, daughter, Newport, VA, Hunter Glenn Erbschloe, grandson, Leicester, NC, Ernie L Erbschloe , brother & Shirley Erbschloe, sister-in-law, Columbia, MO, Linda Hamilton, sister & Greg Hamilton, brother-in-law, Wright City, MO, nephews, Brandon Erbschloe (Lacey), Columbia, MO, Tim Hamilton, Troy, MO, Wally Hamilton, Troy, MO, Mark Hamilton, OFallon, MO, Todd Hamilton, OFallon, MO and a niece Sara Burns (Matt), Kansas City, MO and great nieces Zoe Burns, Kansas City, MO, and Kaitlyn Hamilton of Troy, MO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy G Erbschloe Sr., in 1958 and his mother Phyllis R (Gehle) Erbschloe, in 1997.

The family has entrusted Farley Funeral Home & Crematory, Venice FL with the arrangements.  A Memorial Service is scheduled for June 10, 2021 at 11:00AM at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta, VA (Smith MT Lake).   Pastor David Lord will officiate the ceremony.  With the COVID restrictions still in place at this time the details on the Reception are undecided.  We will provide more information as soon as we know if the restrictions will be lifted by June 10th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crosses Across America at 3300 Indiana Avenue Suite C Vicksburg, MS 39180, Ph (601)619-0169. Roy believed God wanted him to help with this organization when he retired and he had just started working with them when he got sick.  To learn more about this nonprofit organization go to Crossesacrossamerica.org.

 

 

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Born: January 11, 1952
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Steve and June Robbins posted on 4/29/21

Debbie and family, Happened upon the obituary quite by accident. Hard to describe the shock and sadness we felt when we saw the picture and name. The memories came flooding back in a wave. Even though it’s been so many years since we’ve seen one another, we have thought about you guys when we would look back to those days. I think there is something about the people you meet at that age going through the same things - newly weds being away from home for the first time, living on poverty level income and the rules of the military. So sorry it never worked that we could see you when you visited Ernie in Missouri. Getting ready to do some traveling this year and we talked of finding you guys and making that a destination. Anyway, we’re so sorry for your loss. We’re glad he didn’t suffer. With Love Steve and June Robbins

 

Deborah posted on 4/22/21

My high school sweetheart and the love of my life. Roy was a loving & caring husband and father who provided a great life for us and our children. My heart aches and I miss you so much. I know you are exactly where you are at the exactly the right time. Everything happened so fast with your illness and I did not want you to go so soon. However, I thank God you are not in pain or suffering and you are with him. Praise God for saving you from that. I love you and will see you on the other side when it’s my time.

 

Linda Anthony posted on 4/8/21

I was saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. He was always so pleasant and always upbeat. He always spoke so fondly about his family. I know that he will be truly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time.

 

Vickie Moore posted on 4/8/21

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Vickie Moore posted on 4/8/21

Roy...You will be missed by many! But I know your in Heaven with Mom right now. Know that makes me feel at peace!

 

Herb Schmidt posted on 4/8/21

May God Bless Roy and his family. We all know where he is and will see him again when we re-unite in heaven. When I think of Roy two words come immediately to mind. The words "genuinely nice". Roy defined both words for all who knew or met him. He was genuine. He was nice. And...he was genuinely nice. Godspeed my friend! Herb

 

Herb Schmidt posted on 4/8/21

May God Bless Roy and his family. We all know where he is and will see him again when we re-unite in heaven. When I think of Roy two words come immediately to mind. The words "genuinely nice". Roy defined both words for all who knew or met him. He was genuine. He was nice. And...he was genuinely nice. Godspeed my friend! Herb

 

Dave and Sue Sledd posted on 4/7/21

Debbie, Roy was one of a kind! He was one of the most genuine and interesting people we’ve ever met. Sue and I feel so fortunate to have been your friends for all these past 40 years. It has been said: “You can never dim the light that shines from within.” Roy’s light, his example, will be with us forever. Rest In Peace, Roy, you will be truly missed. Debbie, you have our sincerest condolences.

 

Ginger Murphy-Phillips posted on 4/7/21

Dear Deb and family, David and I are both mourning Roy's passing. There are no words to express our grief . We pray for comfort and strength for each family, loved one and friend who was blessed by him. We are here for you... Much love , David and Ginger

 

Jill Morrison Klindt posted on 4/7/21

Dear Debbie and family, We are so incredibly sad for Roy and all of you. Loss is never fair and always comes too soon. Take your days a step at a time, never moving on but rather moving forward. Roy’s legacy lives through all of your family. Your memories of the moments of your marriage make all of you who you are and the lives you continue to live. Roy’s presence filled a room and how I enjoyed the Erbschloes from the day I met you all at Jim and Nancy’s at Smith Mountain Lake. Love, Jill and family

 

Teena Trent posted on 4/6/21

Words cannot express how sorry we are about the loss of your sweet husband and father. May God comfort you with the peace that passes all understanding.

 

Patrick Janes posted on 4/6/21

Roy was not like, he was a big brother to me. There are few people in your life that change your destiny with success, Roy was that guy. I will cherish the countless hours over the years in the boat on SML, it was the most meaningful time of my life.

 

Leslie Becker posted on 4/1/21

I am so sorry for your loss . I only met Roy and his wife Debbie briefly, but the lasting impressions of grace , love and laughter I will always remember . My prayers are with the family.

 

Lawrence Fletcher posted on 3/24/21

Incredibly sorry to hear Roy's news this week. I was so blessed to have known Roy professionally for many, many years while he represented Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp so very well. Roy was a consummate professional in every respect, while being personable and always most enjoyable company to be with. Roy loved Virginia Tech almost as much as he so obviously loved his family, and spoke dearly of his wife, daughter, son and grandson so often. This world is a much better place because of Roy, and he will be missed so much. Deepest personal regards to his family during this hour of great loss. Lawrence Fletcher Controller Modern Nissan LLC Winston Salem, NC

 

Larry Walsh posted on 3/23/21

So very sorry to hear of Roy's passing. We played golf together several times and as I did not know him long, it was a genuine pleasure spending those times together. He will be missed. Prayers to the entire family.

 

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