Rev. Roy Lee Dial III
September 04, 2022
Rev. Roy Lee Dial III, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, August 28, 2022, after an extended illness. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, in the sanctuary of Fort Valley United Methodist Church, 301 West Church Street in Fort Valley, with visitation beginning at 12:30 PM followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM. Rev. Herb Flanders will officiate. Rev. Dial will be laid to rest in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born in Key West, Florida, to the late Roy Lee Dial Jr. and Laura Elizabeth Matthews Dial, Rev. Dial was a United Methodist Minister in the South Georgia Conference for 25 years, serving churches in Arlington, Mount Vernon, Folkston, Quitman and others. He was a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years and a former vice president of charitable giving at Magnolia Manor in Americus. He was an avid horse enthusiast.
Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 57 years, Kay McCollum Dial; their sons, Matthew Dial (Meredith) of Dunedin, Florida, and Burton Dial (Becky) of Vancouver, Washington; granddaughters, Kayln Baylis (Josh), Morgan Dial, and Makenzie Dial; great grandson, Noah Baylis; and a sister, Nina Dial Goodroe (Don). He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Laura Elizabeth Dial, a brother, Charles "Charlie" M. Dial, and his mother and father-in-law, Sally and Glen McCollum.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Rev. Dial to your favorite charity. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley is in charge of arrangements.