Guest Book for Roy Otis Ashley

Provided by McCommons Funeral Home

Posted by: Linda Brook McLeroy
Sun June 21, 2015
I was so saddened to hear that my old friend and classmate had passed away. Anytime old classmates gathered, Roy was always the same old Roy.. He'll  be remembered  with fondness and smiles.

God Bless You all

Posted by: Terry & Elaine Cantrell
Sun June 21, 2015
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Roy was such a genuine person. He loved his farm in White Plains and
enjoyed showing his tractors and equipment. He will be missed by many.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Posted by: John & Carol McKinley
Sun June 21, 2015
Roy was a great friend and neighbor during our growing up years on our respective farms.  We hunted together and were pals for many years.  Adulthood and life's changing seasons caused us to go separate ways, but we could always recall those wonderful years of friendship whenever we saw each other.  My friend will be greatly missed and I pray God's grace and comfort for Roy's family.

John McKinley

Posted by: Ed Stone
Sun June 21, 2015
Roy Otis and I grew up together in Greene County although we did not become the best of friends until high school. In college at the UGA, we lived in the same apartment complex known as Ms. Speers.  It was a joyous time in our lives and we created lifelong memories together.  He was always the same old "Roy Otis" when he became well known in the landscaping business...he never changed.  Hearing of his loss is a big loss of a great lifelong friend.  His good deeds, affectionate smile will long be remembered among his friends.  If Tonie gets this message, please let me know how to reach you so we can connect and remember some of our good times together.  They were special.  Love to the family, Ed "Slick" Stone.

Posted by: Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
Sun June 21, 2015
How saddened we were to hear of Roy Otis's passing!  I shall always be thankful that Roy Otis's mother was my Principal when I attended and graduated from the seventh grade at White Plains School.  Mrs. Ashley, also, taught me in the sixth and seventh grade.  During part of these years, Roy Otis was a student there, also.  He was greatly loved by his mother and father.  He was a person of intelligence and integrity, always anxious to help, whose life and career were an inspiration to us all.  He earned the respect of all who came in contact with him.
Our hearts are with you at this most difficult of times.  You have our deepest sympathy.

Posted by: Linda Strickland Bone
Mon June 22, 2015
As Postmaster of White Plains since 1999 I only knew of Mr Roy through local stories that I had heard until after his retirement when he began frequenting the Post Office.  Although he had beautiful penmanship he often asked me to address his correspondence which I gladly did-----something that could only be done in a small rural Post Office.  I'm sure many wondered what was so special about White Plains to Mr. Roy but you only had to be around him a short time to realize how much he loved his hometown, the community and its people.  He was known world wide for his accomplishments and he will be missed by many especially those in his beloved White Plains!!

Posted by: Doug / Custom Printing
Mon June 22, 2015
Rest In Peace Mr Roy

Posted by: Thomas Family
Mon June 22, 2015
We are so sorry about your dear loss.  May God's wonderful promises of our enemy death, soon to be destroyed forever, and being reunited again with our loved ones, soothe your hearts in the days ahead (Isaiah 25:8; 26:8).

Posted by: Keith and Cheryl Eley
Mon June 22, 2015
Our hearts are heavy and sad of Mr.Roy Otis's passing. He was a southern gentleman and his happy spirit was contagious. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Barbara & George Nathan
Mon June 22, 2015
Roy was a great designer and most of all, a freind and a wonderful human being.
He will be missed by all.

Posted by: Herb & Jan Thurmond
Mon June 22, 2015
So very sorry to learn of Roy's passing.  Enjoyed some wonderful conversations over the years with him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by: Brittany Leach
Mon June 22, 2015
Deepest Sympathies and prayers for the family.

Posted by: Frank & Greg Coleman
Mon June 22, 2015
We're so sorry for your loss!  Roy was one of a kind and a leader in the landscape industry.  He expected the "Best" from those he worked with and in turn he was a Loyal Advisor/friend.  We'll remember Roy for his great stories and several great fishing trips we shared.   God Bless your family!

Posted by: Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
Tue June 23, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the Ashley Family during this time and in the weeks and days to come.

Roy Otis loved his family, country and especially being a FAVORITE SON
OF GREENE COUNTY, GA for which he would always take time to promote.

Posted by: David Tennery
Tue June 23, 2015

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by David .

Being a good man in this life means something... and you Roy, are a VERY good man, indeed. We love you and will miss your earthly kindness, and we will miss those periodic shades of elegance that so well reflected your heart.. Rest well old friend, David & Sara Tennery


Posted by: Jamie & Dollie Eley
Tue June 23, 2015
"You can take a boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of a boy."  Roy moved to the big city but missed his country life and we were so glad that he returned back to White Plains. I will always remember the good times we had at the Farm. Roy was a part of our family. He was always welcomed at our Sunday dinners. Our friend will be truly missed and we will be praying for his family.

Posted by: Ginger Eley
Tue June 23, 2015
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." -Revelation 21:4
My prayers are with the Ashley family

Posted by: Robert and Annette Dowdy
Wed June 24, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by: Mary Veazey Poore
Wed June 24, 2015
I was so saddened to hear of Sprout's (Roy's) passing. He was so special to our family. He was definitely one of Daddy's favorite people and I always got the impression the feeling was mutual.You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

Posted by: David & Terri Church
Wed June 24, 2015
We were shocked and sad to hear the loss of Roy.  We sure wish we could be there to say goodbye to our buddy.  We had just spoke to him last week, when he told us about his accident.  Roy played a large role and influence in our lives and music over the past 10 years.  He was a true inspiration to all those whose lives he had a chance to be a part of.  We treasure the time that we had with Roy at his farm in White Plains.  We truly consider that one of our favorite places and he was one of our favorite people.  From swatting bumble bees on the front porch to climbing on his beloved tractors, and listening to his stories, he was a treasure.  And as Roy put it, "unbelievable" to be a friend to him.
As it said, "he was one hell of a nice guy" and will forever be missed! David and Terri Church

Posted by: John Robbins
Thu June 25, 2015
Dear Ashley family,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss.  Roy was a great, great man.  He was visionary and legendary.  He captivated and fascinated us all with his incredible stories, tremendous humor and love of life.  He was bigger than life.  He will be sorely missed.

Jae & John Robbins

Posted by: Lauralee Hunter
Sat June 27, 2015
Toine, my love and sincere sympathy to you, Kenneth, Michael, and Scott and their families. When I would see Roy in Greensboro I would ask about all of you and Roy was so proud of his family and loved you all so much. I know you will miss him.
Lauralee Hunter