Lancaster, Roy

Roy Glen Lancaster, 62, of Perryville died Sept. 13, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County. Mr. Lancaster grew up in Herculaneum and after high school worked for many years for National Grocers.  He had a wholesale route with Lance Foods, delivering snacks and crackers in south St. Louis County and Jefferson County. He sold regularly at the old Pevely Flea Market, where he fell in love with collecting antique china and glassware, especially the Currier and Ives dinnerware given as promotions by A & P grocery stores, and was a 25-year member of the Currier and Ives Dinnerware Collectors Club. His love of collecting led to his final job of 20 years working and selling at the St. Mary Antique Mall. His favorite thing to do was volunteer at Treasures of Perry County Resale Shop to aid their charity funding. 

Mr. Lancaster was born Dec. 24, 1957, in St. Louis, the son of the late Shirley Marie ( Drinen) and Roy Vernon Lancaster. He loved anything to do with Christmas, and he and his sister tried to outdo one another with decorations every year.

He is survived by his aunts and uncles: Wilma Head of Perryville, Alice Buren of St. Louis County, Charles (Tiny) Drinen of St. Louis County and Dave (the late Betty) Drinen; and his cousins: Randall (Dottie) Head of Bonne Terre, Sandy (Ted) Oberndorfer of Frohna, Denise Seabaugh of Perryville, Kenneth (Loretta) Head of Perryville, Donna Chappius of Perryville, Phyllis Leaders of Perryville and Kenneth (Sandy) Buren of St. Louis County.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Sherry Marie (the late Alfred) Labbee and Mary Jo (Henry survives of Pacific) Hahn; three aunts and uncles: Lawrence (Barbara survives of Oklahoma) Drinen, Ruthie (Roy survives of De Soto) Shifflett and Betty (Alvin survives of Hillsboro) Keffe.

Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main St., in Festus, officiated by Pastor Terry Crank. Burial is in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City.  Memorials may be made to the Perry County Treasures Thrift Store for charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.

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