Roy Blanding Hailey, 75, of Keysville, VA was called home by our Lord and Savior on January 22, 2021. Roy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Faye Dixon Hailey, his daughter, Renee’ Hailey Conwell (Mark) of Keysville and a son, Roy B. Hailey, Jr. (Valerie) of Pawtucket, RI. Brothers Raymond Aubrey Hailey, Jr., of Glen Allen, VA and Randall Kim Hailey of Lynchburg, VA, and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Roach (Ed) of Brookneal, VA. Also left behind are six grandchildren, Taylor Conwell Carbone (Darren), Hannah Madison Conwell, Hayley Morgan Conwell, and Stephen Aubrey Conwell, all of Keysville, James Tiberius Hailey and Christopher Michael Hailey of Victoria, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond A. and Anna Lee N. Hailey, and two brothers Reginald Lee Hailey and Ronald Nash Hailey.
 Roy retired from the water treatment plant at Nottoway Correctional Center in November of 2010 after being employed there for over 26 1/2 years.
He also served 27 years in the Virginia Air National Guard as a Technical Sergeant.

 Roy didn’t know a stranger and always shared jokes and stories just to see people smile.  He also spent many years as a member of the Keysville Volunteer Fire Department. Before his health declined he enjoyed deer hunting, playing golf, going to the beach and riding the ol’ back roads of Charlotte County with his faithful companion, Murphy, whom he lost in April 2020.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m.,  Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 809 Lunenburg Drive, Keysville, VA, 23947. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947 or The Alzheimer’s Association, The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Condolence Messages


    28 January 2021 3 years ago

    Always Enjoyed playing golf with Roy back in the day…PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY

  2. Alison Gibbs

    28 January 2021 3 years ago

    Many prayers for your family. Such fond memories of Roy, especially riding by and always grinning and waving so big! May God give you all peace and comfort.

  3. Vicki Ferguson

    29 January 2021 3 years ago

    Sending hugs and prayers to Faye and Renee and all of the family and friends. Roy will definitely be missed. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to know him.

  4. Linda Napier

    29 January 2021 3 years ago

    He will be missed, but i know he is in a better place now. Roy always gave the biggest hugs! Our prayers for all of the family! Love you all!

  5. Gloria Carter

    29 January 2021 3 years ago

    Prayers for the Hailey family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers & hugs to you Randy for your loss of your brother

  6. Connie Mason

    30 January 2021 3 years ago

    Missed passing him on the back country roads with a big smile and wave . Keysville will miss him as I’m sure you’ll will. Find comfort in all your wonderful memories. Always, Connie and Jerry Mason

  7. Robert Pace

    30 January 2021 3 years ago

    Very hard for me to hear the passing of my brother from a different mother. I remember the day we met at the guard. He invited me to come up to his place and play golf. From that day I had another family. We had many a trip together all over the world, and a better friend I couldn’t ask for. I talked to him that evening before he passed away and he called me Bubba. Roy we will met again, one day and this time you can teach me to putt. I surely am going to miss you brother, but we will met again.

  8. Sulane Scruggs

    31 January 2021 3 years ago

    Faye, Renee’, and family, I am thinking of you all at the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. May God bless you and comfort you. Love to you all.

  9. Eddie Harris

    08 February 2021 3 years ago

    Roy, you were a fine gentleman. I enjoyed working with you in the Virginia Air National Guard for many, many years. You left us way to soon. Blessings to Faye, and the family, and may God continue to walk beside you every step of the way. I will cherish the memories of all the times we spent together. Godspeed my brother.

  10. Betty Robinette Testerman

    01 March 2021 3 years ago

    Faye, I am just learning of Roy’s death today. Sending my condolences to you and your family. Find comfort in all your memories. Prayers for each of you.

  11. Linda Fleming

    30 September 2022 2 years ago

    Faye, not sure you will get this but I just happened upon this notice on fb. So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Sure hope you are doing ok. Please email me ( God be with you. Love ya!

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