After an outstanding career at Monton High in his native Tallassee, Alabama, where his team compiled an 80-0 three-year record, Roy played in the Black Negro League for the Tallassee Indians. During his four seasons, the Indians captured back-to-back championships in 1956-57. Roy came to Akron in 1957 and began a 10-year career with various leagues. First with Paparella Construction and then the Akron Pirates, this classy third baseman helped with the Tri-County League Championships in 1961 through 1963. He batted .520 in '62 to win the League's MVP award. Roy finished his playing days with the Akron Tigers and Akron Pioneers in the AA League where he made the 1964 All-Star team. Since then, Bickley has enjoyed success coaching several championship teams in the Mason Park and Goodyear Heights youth leagues.