Robert S. Royster

Published 9:45 am Monday, May 7, 2018

NORFOLK, VA – Robert Spencer Royster, a former long-time resident of Ahoskie, NC, passed away April 30, 2018.

He was born in Norfolk, VA, son of the late Elmo and Hortense Royster. He was predeceased by his son, Robert S. Royster Jr. and his sister, Joanne Williams.


He was an all-around athlete and leader, being selected captain of the Great Bridge High School football team and later attended Virginia Tech on a football scholarship. He recently received the 81st Legends of Honor award from the Chesapeake Sports Club.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lynn Royster; his brother, James Royster; his daughter, Lesley Spain; stepchildren, Christine Dominicci, Marjorie Kinney, Michael Kinney and Patrick Kinney; grandchildren, Nicholas Dominicci, Austin Patterson, Jordan Kinney, Bridgette Kinney, and John Robert Hicks; and two great grandchildren, Quinn and Reese Patterson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3 pm at the Holloman Brown Funeral Home located on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.

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