In 2016, an important person to the Roy Farms legacy passed away. Lester W Roy passed away with family close by July 12, 2016. He started Roy Farms, Inc. at its current location in 1950 with his wife of sixty-six years, Emma B Roy. His funeral was full of tributes and stories of his life from family, friends, and employees. The best tribute was his final journey to his resting place where he was transported by a hop truck with friends and employees lining the roadways. My father and mentor was instrumental in creating the culture that persists today at Roy Farms. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the family and farm grow. I am sure everyday he looks down and smiles at the growth and continuing of the legacy he started. I include his obituary as a fitting salute to a great man, father, and farmer. A TRIBUTE TO LESTER ROY PAGE 11