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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Friday July 9th, 2021

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Roy Lee Maze

Roy Lee Maze, 88, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

Roy was born on November 27, 1932 in Johnson County to James and Dora Belle (Treece) Maze.  He married JoAnn Hancock on December 18, 1955 in San Diego, CA.

Roy was a Navy Veteran and served in the Korean War.  He worked as a lumber yard salesman and was a deacon and longtime member of the Goreville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:

Wife-JoAnn Maze of Goreville

Son-Kenneth “Scott” and Paula Maze of Goreville

Daughter-Kathy and Ted Sanders of Buncomb


Rachel Maze

Kenya Davis (Terry)

Hannah Maze

Jordan Sanders (Mike)

Jaima Hollingsworth

Raymond Lee Hollingsworth

Nine great-grandchildren

Caregivers-Lynne Redden and Brandy Vincent

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Athol Maze, Jake Maze and Ivan Maze; sister, Ruth Brooks Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Alan Milligan and Rev. Enrico Esguerra officiating.  Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery in Goreville.  Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW with assistance from the U.S. Navy.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, and the executive order by the Governor of Illinois, those attending the visitation and the funeral service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to the Goreville United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Just read about the passing. So sorry I did not know sooner. Praying for the famly

Judy Waroway Sep 9 2021 8:26 AM

Scott, Paula, JoAnn and family. I was sorry to hear of your loss. I never got the pleasure of meeting Roy, but heard he was a wonderful man. I'm sure he'll be sadly missed. I pray that your good memories of him will carry you through the rough times ahead. So sorry!

Sonja Henning Sep 8 2021 1:02 PM

Im so sorry for your loss

Cissie Fosse Sep 6 2021 7:09 AM

Scott,Paula and family I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers r with you and the family, love you

Cissie Fosse Sep 6 2021 7:08 AM

So many great memories of my uncle Roy Lee. He would ride a bicycle from Goreville to my parents (Lawrence & Ruth Brooks) farm to visit and help on the farm. Loved his happy smile and hearty laugh. Especially remember one New Years Eve party at the farm.

Dimple (Brooks) Jeffrey Sep 5 2021 1:03 PM

what a wonderful man . I loved his laugh and smile . I enjoyed seeing him come to his farm and call his cattle for the time to feed . All he had to do is give his little yell and they would come single file into the barn to feed. He was a hard working man that loved his family. Heaven got a Beautiful man God Bless .

Deborah Retz Sep 4 2021 9:23 AM