Roy Lee VanLoon
Roy Lee VanLoon, 78 of Borger, Texas, died on Jan. 5 in Canyon, Texas; he went to live with his Lord and Savior at 4:15 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday the 8th at Faith Baptist Church in Fritch Texas with Pastor Don Rice officiating with a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday the 9th at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, Texas. All under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.Roy was born on Nov. 11, 1934, to Jess Everett and Lyda Gatewood VanLoon in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. He married Millicent Sue Hudson on Feb. 12, 1954.Roy was preceded in death by sister Edith, brothers Delmar Ray, J.E., Odell and daughter Shelia Sue Brewster.He was the youngest of six children, Georgia Aston, Edith Gunn, Delmar Ray VanLoon, J. E. VanLoon and James Odell VanLoon. He is survived by two sons, Kelley VanLoon and wife Kathy of Fritch and Wilson VanLoon and wife Twanna; one sister Georgia Ashton of Rotan, TX; five grandchildren, Jess, Alisha, Tracey, Nikki and Stephen, 11 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kaden, Kody, Kalub, Karlton, Kennidi, Ashley, Austin, Karen, Nathan and Emma Sue, as well as four nieces, Patsy, Mary Lou, Caroline and Vicki; four nephews, Billy Ray, Howard, Larry and Tommy; and many great nieces and great nephews.Dad loved to shoot trap, hunting and to work on cars.He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Fritch, Texas; the Adobe Walls Gun Club of Borger and the Borger Elks Lodge. He retired from Phillips Petroleum Company after 40 years of dedicated service.Casket bearers will be Jess VanLoon, Stephen Brewster, Allan Mounts, Ed Adamson and Bob Tiffany.Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at the Opportunities Center.To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.