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Despite the constant humility and generosity shown by the Roy Family, they have found themselves at the center of an egregious lawsuit, and victims of constant harassment that has greatly impacted their financial situation. Although Jeff would never ask for help, there has been countless individuals ask how they can help Jeff and Roy Meat Service during this time. We have created a GoFundMe to alleviate the financial stress placed upon Jeff, help cover the increasing legal fees, and the costs of constant repairs and renovations made necessary to Roy’s business.
On June 17, 2021, Roy Meat Service’s new neighbor expressed belief that RMS is a “nuisance,” with the smell of meat cooking. What seems like a very frivolous thing has now become a legal battle. There has been 46 complaints filed against RMS to city and State agencies about the property, and to Metro Codes regarding 605 South 19th Street, the address of Roy Meat Service. The complaints include “concerns” about the establishment’s fencing, lightning, “junk” on the store’s property, and even the store front’s sign.
To date, Jeff has spent more than $20,000 on costs of excessive renovations based on the complaints, and legal fees to cover representation in the pending lawsuit.
This has been a nightmare for Jeff and Christie. The lawsuit against RMS has not only become a financial burden to the Roy family, but has inflicted extreme emotional distress.
The Roy Family has been an essential asset to the East Nashville community for generations. Jeff’s grandfather was an iceman in the neighborhood in the 1940s and his uncle was the milkman. Jeff’s father ran a store on Main Street, and like his father, Jeff is doing the same and carrying on the family legacy of serving the community. Jeff and his Wife, Christie, opened Roy Meat Service in 2015. RMS is a convenience store, butcher shop, restaurant, and community gathering spot all in one. RMS is one of the only truly “local” spots left in the growing community of East Nashville. However despite all of this, Jeff has found himself and his business in peril.
Roy Meat Service has shown us what it means to be a pillar in your community. Now it is time to show our appreciation for all they have contributed over the years. Please join in donating any amount of money you feel able to help support Jeff and protect his business for years to come.


  • Karen Brooks
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Paul Duty
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • mary wehner
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Roy Thompson
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Ken Bryant
    • $250 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Cassy Warren
Nashville, TN
Jeff Roy

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