He was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Calvertville, son of Ernest and Stacey (Barker) Jewell.
He was retired from Belt Railroad in Indianapolis with 30 years service. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Greene Lodge F. & A. M. No.577 and the Lions Club, all in Worthington.
Roy is survived by five children, Joanna (Jerry) Nelson, Texas; Robert (Helen) Jewell, Shreveport, LA; Herbert (Faye) Jewell, New Palestine, IN; Sarah (Steve) Franke, Indianapolis; Cathy (Floyd) Dunham, Indianapolis; a daughter-in-law, Linda Jewell, Pendleton; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hattie M. Jewell, Sept. 28, 2006; one son, Ronald Jewell; one daughter, Susan K. Jewell; two brothers, Russell and Herbert Jewell.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington with Rev. Bill Beckelheimer, officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com