Roy Edward Kleinfelter, age 55, of Kokomo, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. He was born on May 21, 1965 to his parents, Robert Allen Kleinfelter and Wilma Jean (Zook) Kleinfelter. Roy grew up and attended school in Kokomo. Through the years Roy held some factory jobs, worked for Meijer, Kokomo (fork-lift operator), and most recently worked for Kokomo Rescue Mission. Roy took advantage of every opportunity to volunteer and help his community. He was a people person; never knew a stranger! Roy was known for his selfless spirit. He was unique in the sense that it came very naturally to him to sacrifice and serve others.
Roy enjoyed all sports! He loved watching IU Basketball and Dallas Cowboys Football. For many years he coached softball for City of Kokomo Parks, and was also part of a bowling league. More than anything else on earth, Roy enjoyed his family. He was the youngest child of six children. He and his siblings grew up under the strong leadership of a military father. Because they moved around a great deal, at times feeling like all they had was one another, strong family ties were ever present! Their bonds continued into adulthood, and family gatherings were always very enjoyable. Roy was often the cook, and he never minded sharing his large collection of movies for entertainment! He will be so greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him!
Those left to carry on Roy’s legacy of love are his sister, Barbara Ann (Joey) Shook, of Rock Hill, SC; brother, James Allen Kleinfelter, of Fayetteville, NC; and brother-in-law, James Townsend, of Kokomo, IN; as well as some extended family and many friends.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Roberta Jean Kleinfelter of Kokomo, IN, Nina Lynn Townsend of Sylva, NC and John Jacob Kleinfelter of Kokomo, IN.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Roy with his family on his tribute wall.
Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kleinfelter family in their time of need!
Proverbs 23:10-11 ~ The Passion Translation
Never move a long-standing boundary line or attempt to take land that belongs to the fatherless.
For they have a mighty protector, a loving redeemer, who watches over them, and he will stand up for their cause.
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