The world lost one of its most original, steadfast, and colorful men on November 16, 2021. Roy Allen Foss, 77, of Lyman, New Hampshire left behind his son Cody, his wife Jennifer, and their three children Aiden, Ava, and Mack. Roy also left behind his adoring sister Helen and her children Erik, Lisa, Lisa’s husband Mark, and was predeceased by his beloved nephew and namesake Roy.
Roy was also predeceased by his older sister Sonja and will be missed by her family, including her husband Jim and their children Bobby and Scott.
Roy was a devoted and loyal friend to so many and was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was always available to lend a hand to anyone in need. His charm and personality were like no other and his sense of humor will sorely be missed.
Roy was a carpenter by trade, but also a talented photographer and antique collector. Roy was a passionate motorcycle enthusiast and had an impressive collection of European sports cars over the years. I can’t say they all started when they were supposed to, but like their owner, they had character and a great story behind them.
Roy was a compassionate and loving friend to animals. Most recently, his dog Abby and his horse Prince enjoyed all of the love that Roy had for them. Throughout his life, Roy always had a dog on one side and a horse nearby. His dogs, like their owner, were all colorful, mischievous, and loyal.
Roy was a veteran serving a tour in Vietnam. He spoke his mind and lived life consistent with the motto of his home state of New Hampshire, “live free or die”. Roy lived his life completely on his terms. On some levels, he lived a simple life, but he achieved everything he could have ever wanted. He built his own house on a plot of land overlooking a church, farm, and beautiful mountain range. His dream house was made complete when he was able to bring his horse, Prince, to his property. He was a popular fixture in the Franconia area and seemed to know everyone.
Roy Foss may have been the last living cowboy as his will, mindset, and spirit were never compromised. Roy often personified the character in the country ballads that filled his home. While he didn't always succeed in relationships, he most certainly always had a dog, truck, horse, and cold beer by his side.
Yes, the world lost the last cowboy. A man with a huge heart and a kind personality. Roy’s stories will live on with his friends and family forever and we are thankful for having him in our life. Roy touched so many people from Brooklyn to New Hampshire. It’s for this reason that there will be a robust Celebration of Life for Roy in the Spring of 2022. In lieu of flowers, save your money and have a beer in honor of Roy.
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