Roy Roger Favors, 71, Atlanta, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

Born Oct. 28, 1946, he the son of the late John Clyde and Margaret “Maggie” (Riley) Favors.

He grew up in the small Clinton County town of Pickard and attended school at Clinton Central. For more than 40 years, he worked for AAMCO Transmissions, lending itself to an almost daily dose of “Double A—Beep, Beep—MCO” wisecracks from his family, whenever the opportunity would present itself.

On Aug. 3, 1974, he married the love of his life, Denise Kay Pickard. She passed away on Jan. 10, 2005. They spent a lifetime by each other’s side. Mr. and Mrs. Favors were one of those rare couples that truly loved spending time together. If you got one, you got the other, and that was just how it was.

When life got a little too fast paced for his liking, he loved getting out and doing some yardwork or tending to his rather impressive one acre garden. If that didn’t do the trick, you could most likely find him pitching horseshoes with the Sheridan Horseshoe League or sitting around the table playing some poker, where depending on how either of those two activities were panning out that day, sometimes would lead to more stress than relaxation; which would lead him right back out to the garden.  Mr. Favors had a love of games and sports and would leap at the opportunity to share that love with his kids and grandkids. He was a huge Pacers fan, and although he appreciated the Reggie Miller era, nothing compared to the old days. To Mr. Favors, the old ABA years out at the Coliseum were just about as good as it got. Getting to watch Netolicky, Lewis, Brown, and Roy’s favorite player of all time, Mel Daniels on the court with Slick Leonard calling plays from the sideline, just had that certain something that, according to him, today’s NBA just can’t replicate.

Mr. Favors was a member of the Arcadia Christian Church.

Family was an extremely important part of his life. There was nothing more important to him than getting to hang out and spend time with them, no matter what the occasion.

Survivors include his two daughters, Michelle Diane Dupree of Atlanta and Kimberly Dawn (Casey) McGuire of Cicero; five grandchildren, Shelby Powell, Brady Powell, Allyson Powell, Rorey Powell and Katelin Dupree; a great-grandson, R.J. Powell; a brother, Morris Favors of Frankfort; a sister, Susie Cropper of Frankfort; and his sister-in-law, whom he affectionately referred to as his “not real sister” Connie Thistlethwaite.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, James, Ronnie, Eddie, Wayne, Bobby, Russell and John; three sisters, Jane Cooper, Mary Menard, and Wreatha Holloway;and  his canine BFF, Smokey Row.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at East Union Cemetery.