Funeral services for Johnny E. Roy of Bunkie will take place at the Little Flower Catholic Church of Evergreen on Thursday, June 28, 2012, beginning at 11:00am with Fr. Edwin Rodriguez & Fr. Bartholomew Ibe officiating. Visitations will be held at the Escudé Funeral Home of Wednesday, June 27, 2012, beginning at 5:00pm and will continue all night until the funeral service on Thursday morning. Burial services will commence at the Little Flower Cemetery of Evergreen. In 1998, Mr. Roy was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Avoyelles Sweet Potato Association for outstanding services in the Sweet Potato Industry. He was a board member of the Avoyelles Sweet Potato Association for 8 years (2002 -2010), 4 of those years he served as president. He also served as a board member on the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association for 8 years. He was a leader at National, State, & Parish levels in the development of the Sweet Potato Industry. Mr. Roy was also a member of the National Watermelon Association. Johnny Roy, age 54, passed away at the Bunkie General Hospital on Sunday, June 24, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Roy. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Roy of Bunkie; children, Jason Roy (Mary Adams) of Hessmer, Lucas Roy (Lauren) of Bunkie, Jackie Roy (Keith Guillot) of Hessmer; mother, Betty Roy of Hessmer; brothers, David Roy & Shirlene of Hessmer, Joey Roy of Mansura; sisters, Cynthia Vead & Dale, Celia Juneau & Rickey, Lisa Mose & Neil, all of Hessmer, Elizabeth Gauthier & Joey of Mansura, Kathy Smith & Scott of Hessmer; grandchild, Maggie Roy of Bunkie. He is also survived by twenty-three nieces & nephews and sixteen great-nieces & nephews. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escudé Funeral Home.