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James Richard Royal

May 17, 1964 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 56)


Rock Hill – Mr. James Richard Royal, 56, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at his home. 


A native of Clinton, MA, Mr. Royal was a son of the late John Royal and Hazel Brownson Givskud.  He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid New England Patriot fan.  He will be remembered as a hard-working man who provided for his family.  He loved his chocolate lab, Cooper. 


Surviving are his wife, Kathy Pullen Royal; four brothers, David Givskud, Kenneth Hoey Bobby Royal, and John Hoey; two sisters, Penny Ann Lopez and Anna Wikels.  James was preceded in by his parents, and a sister, Kathy Shanahan.


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