Roy Lee Hargrove, 88, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at his residence.

Roy was born November 2, 1932, in La Center, Ky., and was the son of the late Elbert Lee Hargrove and Alma Annie Madden. He served in the U.S. Navy and was married for 49 years to the late Joan Grace Hargrove. After 33 years, he retired from Clark Equipment. He loved the outdoors, fishing, yardwork and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by seven children, Lori Harper (Gary) of Valdese, N.C., Teri Kelso (David) of Statesville, Wendy Frye of Madawan, Mich., Valerie Riker (Tony) of Hanover, David Hargrove of Statesville, Danielle Fox (Michael) of Mooresville, Rebecca Bulla (Mike) of Statesville; 22 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters of Barlow, Ky.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, one brother and four sisters.

Military graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Jake Potter officiating. The family will visit with friends on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.