Thursday, April 8, 2010

Carl Roy, 90, of Exeter, passed away April 1, 2010, in McKinney, Texas. Carl was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Wakita, Okla.,, to Henry and Flora (Armour) Roy. On Oct. 23, 1945, he married Vermo Sampler, in Wichita, Kan. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2009, after 63 years of marriage.

Carl proudly served in the United States Army as a supply sergeant during World War II where he served tours in Italy and Africa. After his discharge from the Army, he worked as an auto body technician. Carl later retired from Boeing after 20 years of service. He worked as a cattle rancher for the rest of his life. Carl was a lifetime member of the VFW. Carl was instrumental in starting the VFW post in Cassville. He enjoyed bowling and building things with his hands.

He is survived by his son, Ronnie Roy and wife, Patricia, of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Scott Roy, of Rowlett, Texas, Tracy Dunivan, of Independence, Mo., Shanda Thornton and husband, Dave of Dallas, Ga., and Stacey Harris and husband, Wes, of Cassville, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Brittni Dunivan, Keaton Roy, Kamryn Roy, and Cooper Thornton; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert Roy, six sisters, and five brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Blair, Okla. Interment followed at Martha Cemetery in Martha, Okla.

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