Roy Ben Cronce, 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cronce was born March 15, 1931, in Alexandria, N.J., and was the son of the late Fred Hiram Cronce and Bertha Agans Cronce.

He attended Pittstown, N.J., schools and on July 20, 1952, he married Bertha Ann Stone Cronce, who survives. He was a beef farmer and also later worked for Dixie Liberty (Royster Clark).

In addition to his wife of 68 years, Roy is survived by six children, Deborah Struble (William) of Troy, Pa., Diana Cronce of Statesville, Laura Walkup (Michael) of Maiden, N.C., Roy Cronce Jr. (Cindy) of Statesville, Amy Cronce of Stony Point, and Mark Cronce (Melody) of Statesville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and three sisters.

The family will visit with friends on Monday, October 26, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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