Roy Albert Scharfenberg Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, February 7, 1947 in Washington, Missouri to Roy A. and Monetta M. (Newbanks) Scharfenberg Sr. and passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the age of 74 years.
Roy honorably served his country in United States Army during the Vietnam War. He came home a decorated war vet with stories that only those who served alongside him could fully understand. It is not surprising, that he became a lifetime member of the Cuba VFW Post #7147 and the DAV #65. These men were the survivors…they had made it home but never lost the memories. They became family to Roy and many hours were spent together enjoying the camaraderie of men who understood him, for they too had their stories to tell. They are our great American heroes.
Roy was hired on at J.C. George’s Sawmill in St. Clair, Missouri, as a repairman and mechanic. He worked for this company until his retirement when he finally traded in a time clock and working every day, to spend time outdoors and take in a little bit of hunting and fishing. However, Roy never got away from being that mechanic that had earned him his retirement. Those who knew him know that he enjoyed farming, and working on his pride and joy, his tractors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sr. and Monetta Scharfenberg; and three brothers, Edward, Mark and William Scharfenberg.
He is survived by five children, Melissa and husband David Sowrheaver of Washington, Missouri, Roy and wife Amanda Scharfenberg of Texas, Sharon and husband CJ Clendenin of Georgia, Debra and spouse Jo Reed of Chamois, Missouri and Katherine Reed of Texas; three brothers, Daniel Scharfenberg of Washington, Missouri, Richard Scharfenberg of Union, Missouri and Wade and wife Rebecca Scharfenberg of Cuba, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
In keeping with his wishes, Roy was cremated.
A VFW Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Cuba VFW Post #7147 in Cuba, Missouri. Full military honors will conclude the service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.